Mingjang Chen

Associate Professor
Center for General Education, National Chiao Tung University
Hsinchu, Taiwan
A new method by using Structural Cloning Method (SCM) and Leaping Iterated Function System (LIFS) to explore abstractor and landscape painting are presented in these artworks. SCM is a visual interface to define different combinations of geometry transformations and LIFS is an improved version of Iterated Function System (IFS) within SCM. Instead of exponential growing loading while iterating; LIFS takes only constant computing resources. From the viewpoint of visual design, SCM and LIFS together build a bridge between mathematic and aesthetic, and they then make fractals and landscape paintings more tractable. However, it is much more challenge to convey a natural feeling in such a painting without the feeling of mathematics.
Unoccupied
12" x 25"
Digital print
2011
Rocks, clouds, mountains, fogs, trees, etc are fractals in nature. And so you can find fractals everywhere in a landscape painting. To design these visual elements by a painting brush is easy, but by means of mathematics is very difficult and interesting. Using Structural Cloning Method and Leaping Itertions, chaotic patterns can be designed easily. This picture is a combination of these chaotic patterns and is compiled on PowerPoint by AMA. It is unbelivable!
Stillness
12" x 25"
Digital print
2011
Rocks, clouds, mountains, fogs, trees, etc are fractals in nature. And so you can find fractals everywhere in a landscape painting. To design these visual elements by a painting brush is easy, but by means of mathematics is very difficult and interesting. Using Structural Cloning Method and Leaping Itertions, chaotic patterns can be designed easily. This picture is a combination of these chaotic patterns and is compiled on PowerPoint by AMA. It is unbelivable!