This were different stages of the search for an appropriate image to make company to the dream that I had that time (days before I posted the image, the dream, and the Borges's poem).
So this are belated versions now named Chess II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII. Just scrap pieces right now, and my preferred between the scraps is the Nº8. I let them here mostly to document the search... or the simplicity I was chasing.
As you can notice, the final version of "Chess" posted before is composed by the
combination of Number II and Number V. This is how results in evolutionary art are achieved, you select, mutate, crossover, and evaluate sets of offspring until one work is finished and you can finally pick up a phenotype or individual (an image in this case).
Just in case, to not make you click, this was the final version of "Chess", that my dream needed:
And I add now this outstanding poem by Ezra Pound that I found relevant for the post:
DOGMATIC STATEMENT CONCERNING THE GAME OF CHESS:
THEME FOR A SERIES OF PICTURES
Red knights, brown bishops, bright queens,
Striking the board, falling in strong ‘L's of
Reaching and striking in angles,
holding lines in one colour.
This board is alive with light;
these pieces are living in form,
Their moves break and reform the pattern:
luminous green from the rooks,
Clashing with ‘X's of queens,
looped with the knight-leaps.
‘Y' pawns, cleaving, embanking!
Whirl ! Centripetal ! Mate ! King down in the
Clash, leaping of bands, straight strips of hard
Blocked lights working in. Escapes. Renewal of
Ezra Pound, "The Game Of Chess".