These carefully-patterned rock arrangements look like something out of a meditation garden, or environmental art. But they are actually the product of simple computer algorithms expressed through a 3D program.

Writes artist Giuseppe Randazzo:

This project has started from a search for a 3d-objects optimal packing algorithm over a surface, but evolved in something rather different. I love the work by Richard Long, the way he fills lonely landscapes with archaic stones patterns.

There is a kind of natural unnatural beauty to these images, which suggest one way that humans and machines share an aesthetic.


You can see more of Randazzo's work on his website. Spotted on Illusion 360!