Gary Greenfield

Professor Emeritas of Mathematics & Computer Science
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Most of my computer generated artworks arise from visualizations of mathematical, physical, or biological processes. I want to focus the viewer's attention on the complexity and intricacy underlying such processes. Most recently, I have been exploring the tension that develops when generating minimalist art using complex processes.
BD44769-8
23 x 15 cm
Digital print
2017
Ballistic deposition refers to a process whereby virtual particles falling one at a time stick to the first particle encountered. That is, particles inserted randomly at the tops of columns in a grid either settle to the bottom or adhere to a particle in a neighboring column. In this variation, 20661 virtual particles either fall from the top or rise from the bottom and halt if they ever detect a similar particle resting eight columns to the left or right. Color gradients are used to enhance the aesthetics when rendering the overlap of the two resulting deposition patterns.
BD59552-3
23 x 15 cm
Digital print
2017
Ballistic deposition refers to a process whereby virtual particles falling one at a time stick to the first particle encountered. That is, particles inserted randomly at the tops of columns in a grid either settle to the bottom or adhere to a particle in a neighboring column. In this variation, 19894 virtual particles either fall from the top or rise from the bottom and halt if they ever detect a similar particle resting three columns to the left or right. Color gradients are used to enhance the aesthetics when rendering the overlap of the two resulting deposition patterns.