David Chappell

Professor of Physics
University of La Verne
La Verne, California, USA
Mathematical art gives me the opportunity to create my own universes. I design mathematical and computational rules to explore the production of complex spatiotemporal patterns. In some sense, I consider my art form to be the act of creating rules. Sometimes I adopt a “hands-off” approach and let my universe unfold undisturbed once the rules have been set in motion. Other times I meddle: fiddling, reordering, organizing. In either case, the aim of these explorations is to both generate aesthetically compelling compositions and to better understand the process of pattern formation in dynamical systems.
Coalescence
35 x 28 cm
Archival Digital Print
2015