Stochastic processes are associated with the concepts of uncertainty or chance. They are a major focus of studies in various scientific disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, finance, artificial intelligence/machine learning and philosophy. Visual Art too depends on elements of uncertainly and chance. To explore the commonality of concern between Science and Art and better understand stochastic processes, I used a graph theory reference model called the ‘shortest route problem’ and added additional elements specific to the art-making process to highlight a specific occurrence of randomness in visual perception.
04 - The stochastic model - problem solved
The numerical reasoning needed to solve the “Shortest Route Problem” has been emphasized by graphic cues of various shapes and color intended to guide the viewer thought the problem solving steps. The specific color palette is based on the Korean traditional color palette - red, yellow and blue, plus black & white.