# Project 04: String Art

sketch
``````//Carson Michaelis
//Section C
var yy = -25
var xx = -25

function setup() {
createCanvas(400, 300);
background(220);
}

function draw() {
var y = 300
var y3 = 0
//make sure there's no trails
background(220);
//black ellipse in middle
push();
noStroke();
fill(0);
ellipse(200,150,280,225);
pop();

noFill();
strokeWeight(.5);
//moving points in middle
if (yy == -25 & xx < 25) {
xx += 1
} else if (xx == 25 && yy < 25) {
yy += 1
} else if (yy == 25 && xx > -25) {
xx -= 1
} else if (xx == -25 && yy > -25) {
yy -= 1
}
//generating lines from side to side
for (let x = 0; x <= 400; x += 400/24) {
line(x,0,0,y);
line(x,0,400,300-y);
line(x,300,0,300-y);
line(x,300,400,y)
y -= 300/24;
}

push();
stroke(255);
//lines connecting middle portion to outer lines
line(200,25,365,150);
line(200,25,35,150);
line(200,275,35,150);
line(200,275,365,150)

print(xx.toString());
print(yy.toString());
//generating moving lines inside ellipse
for (let x = 0; x <= 20; x += 1) {
line((x*(33/4))+200,y3+25,200+xx,150+yy);
line((x*(-33/4))+200,y3+25,200-xx,150+yy);
line((x*(33/4))+200,300-(y3+25),200+xx,150-yy);
line((x*(-33/4))+200,300-(y3+25),200-xx,150-yy);
y3 += (25/4);
}
pop();
}
``````

For this project I wanted a portion of the lines to move, as well as to create black and white lines that contrast with each other. Here they explore the idea of an open versus occupied middle, as well as the way overlapping lines interact.