Data Visualization, Generative Art, and Physical Representations

Randomized Plant Pots

Rhino, Grasshopper, 3D Printing, Houdini
These plant pots are generated from random noise so that no two pots are the same. All pots have the same basic shape, but the position of the outside nodes is randomized for each pot. They are then 3D printed to house a plant.

Initial modeling of the plant pots was done in Houdini, but the final script is in Rhino/Grasshopper due to better support for real world dimension. The script allows for many adjustments such as: random seed, size, height/width ratio, number of randomized points/layers, number of drainage holes in the base, thickness of the base, etc.

They are then 3D printed on a Voron 2.4 with various filament colors.


My current area of interests is developing well designed data visualizations that are unique, informative, useful and engaging. Additionally I’m focused on combining data visualization and generative art practices to create generative art/visualizations, and then useing various production methods to make physical representations of the generated works.

PhD Physics - Education Research
    University of Maine, 2019
Creative Coding Immersive
    Gray Area, Fall 2016
Data Science Bootcamp
    The Data Incubator, 2015