Chaos is now recognised as one of three emergent topics of study in the 21c. It is seen as appropriate to examine this in art practice. The paper examines the author’s recent research into ‘near chaos’ and describes how the original default position i.e. ‘simple instructions leading to complex images’ has been extended. The intent is now to disrupt the programming input, moving the drawings towards ‘near chaos’. The tipping point is approached where an image almost descends into chaos but just remains visually coherent. Evaluation and philosophy are discussed. The Power Point presentation will include practical and theoretical underpinning, and detail the workings of the machines, via still and video images.