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About the Artist
I have several goals. I want to demonstrate that mathematical systems can produce a richer set of artistic images than hyper-geometric, fractally generated images. I want to create images that are as “painterly” as possible. I am also looking for esthetic capability in a very wide range of linked mathematical equation sets, e.g., all the elementary functions, power functions, differential difference and integral equations, regression, and logical branching. I use a higher dimensional space that freely mixes color and space variables. Another goal is the hybridization of real-world images that are seemingly incompatible, e.g., flowers and printers, windmills and people. The resulting process often produces startlingly unexpected results. I have an overarching goal of producing images that are compellingly beautiful. This last goal flows naturally from my love of both gardening and math. I try to explore the limits of beauty using mathematics as my brushes and photographs as my paint. I am also anxious to explore the role of beauty in the mathematical transformation of synthetic objects, and, like Picasso in his cubist phase, in the mathematically driven melding of synthetic and organic images. I see a connection between my approach and the idea that hidden in the structure of the world is a virtual infinity of unimagined forms. The mathematical transformations seemed to me to be particularly effective at peeling back the layers of the mundane to reveal fascinating properties of the real-world images captured by the raw focus of the camera. To me this symbolizes the power of science (my other profession is biophysics) to show unexpected hidden aspects of the physical world. It also emphasizes the more esoteric, some would say religious or spiritual, idea that virtually all the totality of existence is beneath the surface of perception and art is one of the best ways to capture a bit of that hidden universe in tangible form.