Sarah Ridgley

Sarah Ridgley is a generative artist and poet working with computer code.

Her work focuses on exploring the space between the hand-drawn and the computer-drawn, and on blurring those boundaries. She uses Processing (p5js) and JavaScript to build her programs, and designs her own algorithmic brushes to complete each piece.

Everything she does is the result of highly ordered chaos: she writes very organized instructions to direct the code, but then introduces random parameters so the computer can try out an infinite variety of results. This dialog between chaos and control is what gives her work its organic look.

Sarah has been working on her asemic poetry for several years. It began as an attempt to replicate her own handwriting through code, but quickly grew into something more distinct and expressive. She loves to continually refine and expand the program to see what new poetry she can generate.