About the braids
Sometimes I think of characters as strings in time, entangling together as they interact with each other. Literary Braids is that idea made real.
Given a literary work, my computer program traces the interactions between characters. Then I feed it colours to compose these beautiful patterns.
Once I developed this, I continued thinking of other kinds of visualizing the information enclosed in a book. Here you have some more examples.
- The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera. We see how the author focus in a couple of characters during considerable lengths of the book.
- A colourful one: The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton. I'm quite fond of this one: love the way Thursday guides the novel and the omnipresence of Sunday.
- An example of a book in which you get lost in the braid: Then There Where None, by Agatha Christie. The interactions are so intrincate you can't see a thing.
- La casa de Bernarda Alba, by Federico Garcia Lorca
How to order one
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to order a braid of a particular book.