Archival inkjet print on glossy paper, 17.0" x 17.0" (framed), 2003.
Coral Star is a bounded chaotic attractor for a planar mapping with the symmetry of the regular 35-gon. The mapping is not smooth at the origin and this results in some interesting visual effects near the origin. The picture was done as a gift for a 35th wedding anniversary.
Michael Field, Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Houston
"All of my art work is based on ideas rooted in dynamical systems, chaotic dynamics and invariant measures (part of my field of research). I developed all the software, algorithms and coloring used for these images. I also built the computers used to generate the images and printed these inages myself.
My interest primarily lies in the ways in which one can achieve certain desired
artistic effects using a "mathematical palette" (as opposed to using
images toilluminate the mathematics)."
Another work by the artist