

Neuralnet 33" x 27"


Artist Statement: With the discovery in the late 1920's of Quantum Mechanics and the Uncertainty Principle,
many physicists began to adopt the view that the universe was intrinsically nondeterministic.
That is, at a very fundamental level, matters are decided by *chance* rather than any
formulaic recipe. A consequence of this viewpoint is that the regularity and
form one sees everywhere is often an expression of *statistical regularity*.
That is, structure can be, and often is, a (geometric) realization of 'laws of averages'.
Life itself  depending as it does on the statistical laws of genetics and inheritance 
is maybe the best and most familiar expression of the role that randomness plays in our existence.
In my work, I use ideas based on symmetry and chaotic (nondeterministic)
dynamical systems as a means of expressing and representing in an abstract way
the underlying structure that lies within chaos and randomness.
All of my work is created using software that I have been developing
now for fourteen years. This software  which I call *prism* (an acronym for
PRograms for the Interactive Study of Maps)  uses ideas based on my mathematical research into
symmetry, chaos and dynamics. As part of *prism*, I have developed many algorithms
specifically to achieve some of the effects that I obtain in my pieces. I use *prism* for the
design and coloring of the piece. I do not use any commercial software packages.
I also build the computers that I use to create these pieces. The finished work is
printed onto photographic paper using a Durst Lambda 130.



No Exit 27" x 33"


End Game 33" x 27"




