The Stone Field Algorithms of Giuseppe Randazzo

At first glance the Stone Fields of designer Giuseppe Randazzo seem to be akin to stoic environmental art a la Andy Goldsworthy.  Under closer scrutiny, however, these pieces are far from ‘natural’.  Randazzo begins with optimal packing algorithms – algorithms that determine the most efficient way to fill a certain amount of space with various sized objects.  He then modifies the algorithms to produce different arrangements of stones in the circular field.  Further, the stones aren’t ‘natural’ – that is, they’re not real! Rather, the images produced by Randazzo are actually hyper-realistic 3D renderings.