Geomancy was a popular form of divination from the middle ages and renaissance. It involved interpreting the combinations of a set of figures from a randomized process, often using special dice, marked stones, or carved bones. Often times, the results were paired with astrological events.
The Geomantic Generator of Artistic Statements, a device of unknown age and provenance, incorporates this occult practice in the generation of artistic statements. Artistic statements are finely wrought descriptive statements, occasionally overshadowing their accompanying art works, and thus require considerable effort and reflection. The Generator seeks to simplify this process by channeling the otherworldly. An artist seeking an appropriate statement follows a simple ritual, rolls a pair of special dice, and touches the corresponding figures on the device. The Geomantic Generator then speaks to the artist and provides them with a suitable artistic statement.