Hi, my name is Allan Leisk and Auto Eclectus is my project for exploring generative art and creative coding. I live in Australia in the Byron Bay area.

My background is in software development. I have always been interested in both the art of making software and how software can make art.

Check out my interactive gallery here or videos of pieces on Instagram @AutoEclectus.

Why Auto Eclectus?

I chose the eclectus parrot as it’s name is derived from the word “eclectic”. As explained here, the eclectus parrot was originally (incorrectly) thought to be two different species due to the wide differences in the appearance of the male and females of the species.

Auto is a nod to the use of autonomous systems in generative art.

So Auto Eclectus seemed like a good symbol for the work I am doing in generative art.