Butterfly Effect

Print, 2007. Keywords: aesthetic explorations, math, print, software


This artwork both resembles a butterfly in its shape and is an homage to Edward Lorenz, a pioneer of chaos theory and the originator of the concept of the butterfly effect.

This form comes from a virtual mathematical world that I explore using the computer and custom software. Art and mathematics – the right brain and the left – are inextricably linked in this work, which depends on mathematics, yet simultaneously illuminates and unravels its beauty.


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2011 – Selected for Inclusion, Calendar of Mathematical Imagery. American Mathematical Society.


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