Toby Skinner Generative Art Fragmented
'Fragmented' by Toby Skinner


Key to this fragmented project was the use of Potrace (specifically the AS3 Port)on down-sampled images to produce tracings of key features. Running on the high-quality original image proved too lengthy and often crashed the software, down-sampling to 3/4 of the size was generally enough to produce a decent tracing within 10 seconds.

Tweaking the spacing between points helped to gain some control over the final render, namely how tightly packed the black line are and inversely how large the filled regions are.

Stylistically the resulting renders aim to convey an almost recognisable scene. Spaces, objects and colours that we feel we may have seen before, lines and curves that perhaps form a window frame or maybe a door.



14899 x 9933 (A0 Portrait and Landscape)


Can this exact image be re-produced? Yes, the points are deterministically extracted and the algorithm works directly with the source photos and these points. No random elements are used in thes works.

Are there any other images on this website that were generated by this algorithm? Yes, many algorithms on this site leverage Voronoi and SURF.

Is this a limited edition print? No

How can I buy a print? Please get in touch with your requirements.