Jennifer E. Padilla
Twenty years of experience in scientific research, including a Ph.D. in biochemistry and an M.A. in mathematics, guide my journey to express the beauty of mathematical abstraction and scientific inquiry through my art. My research was focused on self-assembly of molecules, how the assembly process could be guided by symmetry, and how it could relate to computation. As I venture into the world of art, I am exploring the connection between Islamic geometric design and topics ranging from Euclidean geometry to algorithmic assembly, quasiperiodic order, crystallography and other themes. The Penrose tiling is a personal favorite for the visual connection it creates with the concept of recursion.