Synthetic Botany

These plants probably don't exist.

Self-initiated Art Machine Learning VQGAN


Synthetic Botany is a StyleGAN model I trained that creates new illustrations of plants in the style of renowned artist-explorers such as Pierre Joseph Redouté and Mary Vaux Walcott.

Trained on over 2700 real illustrations, the model is able to generate a near-infinite number of previously undiscovered species.

Here's how I made it »

↑ Interpolation video generated with StyleGAN3.

↑ Just a few plants that don't actually exist.

↑ Circular interpolation generated with Flesh Digressions/StyleGAN2.