Kerry Mitchell

Peoria, Arizona, USA

My work is composed primarily of computer generated, mathematically-inspired, abstract images. I draw from the areas of
geometry, fractals and numerical analysis, and combine them with image processing technology. The resulting images
powerfully reflect the beauty of mathematics that is often obscured by dry formulae and analyses.

An overriding theme that encompasses all of my work is the wondrous beauty and complexity that flows from a few,
relatively simple, rules. Inherent in this process are feedback and connectivity; these are the elements that generate the
patterns. They also demonstrate to me that mathematics is, in many cases, a metaphor for the beauty and complexity in
life. This is what I try to capture.

Truchet Bugaloo
Truchet Bugaloo
35 x 28 cm
Digital print onto aluminum panel

This is a composition of two tessellations, each using two hexagonal variations on the standard Truchet two-arc tile. Each tile contains six arcs terminating on the tile's sides. Here, the arcs are used to define the boundaries of closed regions, instead of being highlighted themselves. Both layers contain approximately 300 tiles placed in a hexagonal grid (honeycomb). The orientations of the tiles (rotation, flipping) were chosen randomly.