Jean Constant

Professor adjunct, Visual Communication & Media Technology
ESMA
Santa Fe, NM
Art and science are two intuitive processes closely intertwined. Both discipline feed and develop from each other in the ongoing process of exploring, explaining and asserting the physical world as we perceive it. The following is a reflection as well as a celebration of the on going symbiosis between the two disciplines of Art and Science in the field of cognitive science and an attempt to reconcile a very abstract and clinical 2 dimensional procedure with an esthetic perception made of color elements of a more random subjective nature.
002 - Julia weaves
20x20
Mixed media on canvas
2011
Combination of Julia set fractal and droste effect. Julia Sets are one of the most famous types of fractals formed using formula iteration. The Droste effect depicts a smaller version of itself in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear. Combining the two effects brings visually significant occurrences explored sometimes more intuitively in medieval architecture, stainglass window and weaving work .
Granitized
20x20
Mixed media on canvas
2011
The Droste effect depicts a smaller version of itself in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear. This visualization was obtained not by scaling down copies of the initial image but through a more complex algorithm created by Gerault Bousquet SeamlessWeaver software. The texture was made to look like granite as a reference to an effect already explored with different tools in western medieval culture.