Gordon Monro — The Limits to Growth
The Limits to Growth is an image made by a growth process realised in a computer program written by the artist. The process operates at four levels on a multi-level hexagonal grid. The growth continues within the elliptical boundary until there is no more room; no further growth is possible according to the rules set down for the growth process.
The title refers to the report of the same name prepared for the Club of Rome in 1972. The report was a pioneering effort in computer modelling, looking at the effects of unbounded economic growth on a world of finite resources.
Digital print, 80 x 135 cm. Edition of 3, 2015.
A note in the multi-level hexagonal grid used in The Limits to Growth.
The Limits to Growth was shown in the exhibition Without a Shadow of a Dao at Anita Traverso Gallery in Richmond, Melbourne, in 2014.