Aiman Soliman

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, USA

I am a researcher at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois. My research is focused on the analysis of the geometry and spatial patterns of natural and man-made landscapes using satellite images and geospatial data. My primary art medium is digital vector graphics, I use it to develop tessellations, fractal art, and geometric designs. Beside vector graphics, I use traditional pen and pencil, and watercolors.

Maple Worms
Maple Worms
55 x 65 cm
Digital print on archival paper

This print depicts the shape of a Maple leaf through the distribution of Green Stripped Maple Worms (Dryocampa rubicunda) on its veins. The Maple Worms are distributed according to an L-system of the sixth order. The most challenging part of this print was to estimate the foreshortening of worms because of the combined effects of the perspective projection, the order of the segments in the L-system and their spatial orientation. Two views of the caterpillars were used in this design to create the illusion that the worms are crawling out of the leaf. Digital print is produced from an SVG file.

Axiom : X Rules: X=F[+X][-X]FX; F=FF Degree: 50 Order: 6