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Greg Shirah


Maryland, USA
greg.shirah@nasa.gov
Cornucopia
21" x 20"

Artist Statement: I am inspired by the beauty in mathematics and science. I'm particularly interested in relationships between natural phenomena and algorithms, and how algorithms can be used to create naturalistic artwork. I'm also interested in how scientific data such as satellite imagery can be used in producing artwork.

I favor detailed organic and natural structures that are created procedurally (for example, using parametric-equation series to define gross form and fractal-based algorithms to define detail and texture).

The proceduralism in Maya and RenderMan is well suited for the types of artwork that I create. Other software packages that I use include Photoshop, Lightwave, and IDL.