RNN Descriptions

I maintain a poorly trained, semi-wild recurrent neural network to act as inspiration for this artwork. This RNN has been fed descriptions of thousands of artworks and is then run through multiple output cycles and re-trained on its own output. Only the freshest, most absurd artifacts are kept for the next round of training. The result of this process is a neural network that will generate artwork descriptions that are interpreted here.

Additionally, Thorin Klosowski and I have an ongoing collaboration wherein he writes stories based on descriptions from the RNN and I sometimes interpret those into artwork. He has written an excellent FAQ that does a much better job of describing what this is and how it works here. And subscribe to the newsletter here!
# Name Epoch Artworks
101 two coin slots on woman 1
102 two men wearing white mountains 1
103 exterior around window in crown 1
104 five figures with connecting scallop-like sides 1
105 temple resting on pedestal 1
106 figure has right hand in a black robe 1
107 forested building with a dragon and clouds 1
108 glazed pink necklace of long black coral trees 1
109 standing man seated on a dog with several masks 1
110 low teardrop image of three nude women in a small building 1
111 small horse at right 1
112 child bending between trees 1
113 ten fish decorated leading wagon decorated with floral motifs 1
114 balloon filled with several men, trees and mountains in background 1
115 woman with short moustache 1
116 four young men clearing a building of ears 1
117 two small boys in background with inkstone tree 1
118 scene with dragon filled with blue hair 1
119 portrait of insects of gold 1
120 black and white photo of man with horse face at left 1
121 portrait of horse in street with shadows 1
122 city lined with cottages, an image of a nude man in clouds 1
123 etching of woman on right side with pink and metal diamond pattern 1
124 women in boats with a large tree at left 1
125 hut with two women and five large cones 1
126 two men stand on a rock at right with geometric castle 1
127 three large cows and woman pulled by her hair 1
128 two girls on each side scratching green flowers from shoe 1
129 two separate spine dogs 1
130 several standing men in a church at right 1
131 woman seen through pouch 1
132 tiny copy center at right 1
133 scene of standing men with cigarettes and a peony 1
134 men seated with a curtain up to bellies 1
135 bridge with clouds, two buildings at right of water 1
136 arms appear at top of crowd with beards and shoes 1
137 three large men at right with group of lamas on a crooked black roof 1
138 man stands, looking down at two grapes 1
139 pair of angels visible at left with horns and flowers 1
140 women with wings escaping battle with gold spatula 1
141 procession with buildings in background, with large head turned to sky 1
142 female figure holding a windmill and figures with purple belly 1
143 man feeding from triangles 1
144 hole with bare trees on top 1
145 large house with trees inside 1
146 man on right wears glasses with very light skin 1
147 six shadow trunks at left 1
148 hair on mountain peaks 1
149 five lines of three stones 1
150 pine tree with bamboo robes 1
151 sailboat in sky behind heads 1
152 two horses with old columns of skyline 1
153 columns of men in landscape with standing woman holding a shirt 1
154 man lying on sailboat 1
155 butter boat displays a purple robe 1
156 three standing male figures holding young man wearing a hat 1
157 trees on either side of the sand deer 1
158 texts of the ferns 1
159 five men see chicken in portrait painted in black 1
160 two tigers, marked by star 1
161 metal insect in middle ground with blossoms on a rock 1
162 small medallion, leaves and figures at center 1
163 figure has wings made of gold 1
164 lusting monkey on a torso attached of carved ivory 1
165 dragon design of mottled black flowers in green decoration 1
166 twelve travelers in black with tiny clouds 1
167 man with many aprons in front of body 1
168 three boys looking down and out 1
169 black and white photo of a painted horse at left, with landscape 1
170 woman with beard holding a dragon 1
171 burned hills in tan with small clouds 1
172 three nude men seated on roof 1
173 three women walking down, bent 1
174 two lines of performers and a cross 1
175 black building with brown pipes at right with areas of cream 1
176 two medium brown cracks in foreground, two people and a chair in background 1
177 shadowy fish and beard 1
178 figure seated on red seal 1
179 arms and a boat at center 1
180 man in street in background 1
181 standing woman with long hair 1
182 irregular section of person's head 1
183 two men holding a pink cloth by top and bottom edges 1
184 standing figure with bearded man and woman 1
185 man with tree branch at left 1
186 cherubs made by faces of text in silver 1
187 silhouette of figure wearing dark glasses 1
188 man seated on shore at left, decorating plastic boats 1
189 sketchy figures at right 1
190 young man with pink tree trunks 1
191 standing figure at center, one motto by a lion 1
192 another dagger with dangling goats 1
193 landscape with patterned diamond shapes in black near camera 1
194 label with bird and beet 1
195 four male figures in lower left corner and two smaller figures 1
196 eagle with bracelet and sailboat on shoulders 1
197 moon wears text, with buddhist building near edges 1
198 dancing landscape with planes and reflection of purple growing at left 1
199 five soldiers with floral patterns 1
200 man at center, boy with only his hill 1