Meiotic Clusters are organic forms generated using a system of simple
rules and black and white circles. In this sketch, a detailed field
of meiotic clusters is generated and randomly permuted to demonstrate
the nature of their composition.
Selected clusters can be forced to morph by clicking them.
morphing isometric view of the meiotic cluster's layering method
Alternating white and black circles are
stacked on top of each other create each meiotic form. The diagram
to the left shows the way in which discs are stacked. Note how
pairs of discs decrease in size as they go up. Looking straight
down on the structure, a foreground object rises out of the
black background through discs of opposite color.
The placement of each circle is not entirely random. Starting first
with a randomly offset white circle, each new circle is placed somewhere
along the previous' perimeter. At random intervals, the placement
circle is reset such that new circles are more likely placed around
Simple expansions of the generating engine produced some unusual arrangements
as seen below.
'crown' meiotic constructs generated with 7 pairs of black and white
discs, then given bevels and shadows
This project was inspired by the powerful effect of observing common
multiples and a bowl of boiling lentils (and coded in just as much
same generating technique using squares instead of circles
random geometric forms composed entirely of overlapping black and