Introduction to Creative Exploration on the Web
Harvard Extension School

The Storm

Lisa Bates

Project Details


Lisa Bates


Feb 2017


The Bauhaus (Spring 2017)

Student Comments

Inspiration: Composition VIII by Wassily Kandinsky

The original work by Kandinsky struck me as taking place in the sky; hence my composition, The Storm. I started with the lightning bolts and put in the "ball" lightning via a loop, so these will change each time you load the page. Two of the balls will "light up" when you click. The large triangle represents an airplane flying through the storm and the rectangles are a building on the ground. I didn't really think too much about color other than making the color for the ball lightning random. I kinda just went with what seemed to "pop".

I struggled quite a bit figuring out how to get the ellipses on the side of the triangle. I also couldn't figure out why my two clickable ball lightnings were not showing up on the canvas where I expected. It wasn't until I made the x-coordinate of one of them "0" that I realized I needed to push() and pop() the translation done above for the bolts to reset the canvas. I learned A LOT completing this assignment and got to use a little css, too.