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Artist Statement - Fractal Art
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystical.
It is the source of all true art and science.
- Albert Einstein
What fascinates me is just how much in life goes by unnoticed, undetected and falls ‘under the radar’. That which is sensed, but not seen, attracts me. According to physicist Heinz Pagels, the visible world is the invisible organization of energy. The constant thread running through my work comes from this search that connects everyday experiences.
Fractal art is an expression of the underlying mathematics of all of nature, including human beings. It is the nature of all living things. The artwork at first appears mathematically before it is rendered perceptible through the aid of the computer. There is no other way to make this art evident.
I work with formulas, and parameters to control everything about the image, including shape, color, lighting and texture. Each picture is made up of numerous layers, and the layers are merged or blended together for the final piece. There is an infinite way to blend and work with the various layers, and it is like making a collage. Artistic vision, with the tools and technology of today, aid in the making of this art.
Because my work is based on algorithms, it can be produced at very large sizes, without any degradation in the art work. In fact the inverse is true — the larger the rendering the more detail in the finished piece. The fractal is then printed to archival museum standards as a fine art giclée on canvas or paper.
These transformative images harness the spiritual power of art, allowing you, the viewer, to lose yourself in alternate visual realities or dimensions. There is a lot going on, almost imperceptibly, in each image. They are harmonic; the vibration imbues them with the power to both teach and heal the body/mind/spirit.
These images inspire meditation and contemplation. One never knows what will be revealed through an image on any given day. This is art that reaches deep into the soul, speaking to one's essence.
I invite you to sense how each image interacts with you — as it resonates with your personal field of energy.
I stopped and did not move, as I was truly mesmerized by the art. The picture was amazing; I was so drawn and connected to it. My whole body could “feel the art” and I could “feel the change” it was having on my body and mind. Wow! Each piece is a unique form of communication with a divine message for my body to receive. It felt as though the vibrational frequency was being sent out at my cellular consciousness level.
- Dennis Sobotka, Business Consultant
I love your book so much! If I look at it every day for the rest of my life, I will always see and feel something new.
- Diane O'Neill
My mission is to be an uplifting and healing presence in the world through my artwork.