It is important to note that none of my artwork is computer generated. The basic drawings are all done by hand using simple tools such as a ruler, compass, and circle templates. It can take from six weeks to several months to understand and decipher the concepts behind the drawing, a process which would ordinarily be performed by a computer. I do not use a calculator in order to create these paintings, I use my mind to do the math. The value of this process is that, as the painting is completed, I embody these patterns and concepts and carry them within myself.
These paintings are more than just decorative colors and patterns. There is a mathematical subject matter, as each painting is based upon an internally-consistent set of rules and stands as a type of “visual equation” or “visual math problem” . The paintings also refer to physics, and the rules which describe and govern the behavior of light waves.
Please see description for "Interdimensional Homework 1"
This painting was one of my Interdimensional Homework assignments, a series of 3 pieces that were the beginning exploration into overlapping a previously-developed pattern based upon 12" circles with a similar pattern based upon 24" circles. It was truly exciting and eye-opening to discover how the two patterns merged, and especially when the tangential circles that filled an interior space had a whole number diameter. This exploration led me to the next painting in the series, and eventually to a much larger piece entitled "Ascension 2012"
Utilizing elements of both the Mobius Transformation and the 'Rotating Snakes' optical illusion, this painting integrates the human energy field within a matrix of non-physical energy. Humans have an electro-magnetic field which exists congruent to the physical body and comprises such non-physical aspects of self as the mind, emotions, heart, and inner vision. A non-local energy field pervades all matter and the human energy field is but a small portion of that larger pattern which links together everything in the universe and beyond.