I recently finished this new go design that incorporates a fascinating 9x9 endgame problem.
This swordfish is the 13th drawing in my series of go artwork that features animals, paper marbling and of course the game of go itself. I sell these works as postcards and posters in various sizes.
I came across this endgame problem on the Facebook page of BIBA - Blackie's International Baduk Academy - a go school (go is called baduk in Korea) in Seoul. BIBA is specifically aimed at Westerners who want to study the game. The head masters of the school, Diana Koszegi and Seungjun Kim, kindly gave me permission to use their go problem in my art.
The endgame problem is interesting for two reasons. At first glance, the position seems to be taken from a real match that was played on a 9x9 board, but on closer inspection it turns out that there are 21 stones for black and 23 for white. It is black to play and no stones have been captured. In these circumstances, in a real match both black and white would have the same amount of stones on the board. So we can conclude that this is a constructed problem. The second reason is the solution. Tip: think outside the box.
Do you want to know the solution? Have a try in the game editor below. I have included several diagrams so it is not apparent on first glance which of these is the solution. Enjoy.
If you do not have Flash player, you can download the solution as an .sgf-file.
I have been working hard on my frisbee designs for www.frisbeeshop.eu! Must say I am proud of the results and I cannot wait to get my hands on these. Tomorrow the first batch of marble design frisbees will be printed, pictures will follow.
Who knew that marbling and ultimate would be such a perfect fit?
Also stoked about my new drawing "Almighty Sun" that I designed especially for a disc (the patterns will look epic during flight!), and my rediscovery and editing of an old drawing, now titled "Frisbee Birds".
Do you like throwing frisbee and do you want to support my art? Get yours at www.frisbeewinkel.nl or send Hans Krens a message.
I wish everyone good health, lots of creativity and self-growth in 2020!
Welcome to my website. My name is Kim Ouweleen, I am an artist, author and go teacher from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. You can find out more about me in the ABOUT tab.
One of my goals for the new year is to finish the new look of my website, this blog being its newest addition. Here I plan to give you regular sneak peaks into my creative process: updates on my most recent art and the work that goes on behind the scenes.
Previously, my website only showed a portfolio of finished designs. Up until now I used my Facebook and Instagram pages to give a bit of background information on the artworks. Now, thanks to the blog, I will be able to share more with my audience. I hope to involve you and that you will take the time to write a comment or two!