Every icon


Can a machine produce every possible image? What are the limits of this kind of automation? Is it possible to practice image making by exploring all of image-space using a computer rather than by recording from the world around us? What does it mean that one may discover visual imagery so detached from "nature"? (from: artist statement)

Every Icon from 1997 attempts to realize every pictorial icon possible in a 32-by-32 grid of black and white squares.