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.

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Untiled Faces

Interactive Sculpture, 2011

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

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Box Kites

Sculpture, 2011

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

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Tiled Faces

Print, 2007

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

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Owl King

Print, 2007

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

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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 »

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Death Mask 1

Print, 2007

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

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Death Mask 2

Print, 2007

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