Gary R. Greenfield
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics & Computer Science Department,
University of Richmond
"My computer generated algorithmic art works are based on visualizations
of simulations inspired by mathematical models of natural processes. Examples
include cell morphogenesis, swarm behavior, and diffusion limited aggregation.
By controlling various drawing attributes, and by making use of image compositing
techniques, I try to focus the viewer's attention on the complexity underlying
“Self Portrait 2008 ”
2008, Digital Print, 4" x 6" unframed
A digital photograph was down sampled to provide a
150 x 200 pixel source image that was enlarged by a factor of
nine using custom software in such a way that (1) each enlarged pixel
is represented by two composited dendrites obtained from a diffusion
limited aggregation (DLA) simulation, and (2) almost all enlarged
pixels are connected to an adjacent enlarged pixel by a third dendrite.
In this way, the resulting "Self Portrait 2008" is both a mosaic and
a space-filling curve.