Digital print, 12" x 11", 2007.
The parameters in an iterated function system are gradually changed. At one extreme the limit set is the famous Sierpinski Triangle; as the parameters change the triangle appears to erode into a new fractal.
Anne Burns, Professor of Mathematics, Long Island University.
"Just out of high school I entered Pratt Institute to major in art. For a number of years I painted in oils and water colors. I returned to college in my thirties and found that I loved mathematics. I never realized the connections between math and art until I bought my first computer and began writing computer programs. This enabled me to combine my love of art with my love of mathematics. Another of my interests is identifying wildflowers; this led to writing programs trying to imitate the structure of plants and other forms found in nature. I love programming and I am fascinated by the process of recursion and how it can be used to create pictures of astonishing complexity with very little code."