## Kerry Mitchell |

Photographic print, 17" wide x 17" high, 2007.

In this image, I brought the notion of a Sudoku puzzle to a 4 x 4 grid, where I used shapes instead of the digits 1 - 4. I retained the requirement that each element of the four-character alphabet appear once and only once in each row, column, and in each of the four 2 x 2 sub-grids. In addition, I added an element of layering: Each finished image is a composition of four layers, with each layer being its own solved Sudoku grid.

Kerry Mitchell, Institutional Research Analyst Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

"My work is composed primarily of
computer generated, mathematically-inspired, abstract images. I draw
from the areas of geometry, fractals, numerical analysis, and physics,
and combine these ideas with image-processing technology. An
overriding theme that encompasses my work is the wondrous beauty and
complexity that flows from a few, relatively simple, rules. Inherent
in this process are feedback and connectivity; these are the elements
that generate the patterns. They also demonstrate to me that
mathematics is, in many cases, a metaphor for the beauty and
complexity in life. This is what I try to capture."