Kerry Mitchell

Vice President
Mosaic Arts Center
Goodyear, Arizona USA
My work is composed primarily of computer generated, mathematically-inspired, abstract images. I draw from the areas of geometry, fractals and numerical analysis, and combine them with image processing technology. The resulting images powerfully reflect the beauty of mathematics that is often obscured by dry formulae and analyses.

An overriding theme that encompasses all of my work is the wondrous beauty and complexity that flows from a few, relatively simple, rules. Inherent in this process are feedback and connectivity; these are the elements that generate the patterns. They also demonstrate to me that mathematics is, in many cases, a metaphor for the beauty and complexity in life. This is what I try to capture.
Simple as the Number Nine
16" high x 20" wide
digital photographic print
2009
This image presents a linear combination of four chaotic orbits of boundary points of the Mandelbrot set. The individual orbits were weighted so as to approximate the first derivative of the orbit. Logarithmic scaling was used to convert the frequency of pixel visitation to a color. The title of the image was taken from a line in the song, "Burning Bush," by Earth, Wind, and Fire.
Black Widower
16" high x 20" wide
digital photographic print
2009
This image presents a linear combination of five chaotic orbits of boundary points of the Mandelbrot set. The individual orbits were weighted so as to approximate the natural exponential of the fourth derivative of the orbit. Logarithmic scaling was used to convert the frequency of pixel visitation to a color.


Black Widower