Works by keyword: faces of chaos

Faces of Chaos

After working with the equations in my Aesthetic Explorations series for a few years, I began to wonder if there was a way to capture the nature of the strange attractor system, visually. In other words, what is going on here at a higher dimension, at the "meta" level? These questions birthed the Faces of Chaos series, which visualize the system using a unique mapping of the Lyapunov exponent to the image plane. At a more subconscious level, the images and titles I chose from the myriad of possibilities evoke an almost mythological aura, with archetypes such as "king" and "warrior" emerging from the chaos.

Untiled Faces

Interactive Sculpture, 2011

Command an abstract mathematical space with joysticks on a mysterious black box. View Details »

Box Kites

Sculpture, 2011

Mathematically generated calligraphic imagery adorns the delicate art kites. View Details »

Tiled Faces

Print, 2007

Faces emerge from the chaos in a grid of images that visualize a four-dimensional parameter space. View Details »

Owl King

Print, 2007

What do you see? An owl, spider, space ship… something else? View Details »

Chinese Warrior

Print, 2007

The smiling face of a Chinese warrior above his broad-shouldered armor, or a mustachioed warrior with a fanciful hat? View Details »

Death Mask 1

Print, 2007

With a gaping, leering mouth, this image evokes tribal customs surrounding death or spiritual forces. View Details »

Death Mask 2

Print, 2007

With a fractured skull-like form, this image evokes tribal customs surrounding death or spiritual forces. View Details »