Background: I’m a retired engineering professor (“emeritus” status) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This artwork is an outgrowth of research I did in applying computer graphics to visualize the behavior of iterative numerical methods in engineering design. I’ve been exhibiting this artwork at art fairs throughout central U.S. since 1990.
I still teach a few classes each year at U of I and conduct research on various topics of interest. I recently returned to school for a few years as a non-degree undergraduate student in Fine and Applied Arts at U of I, and most recently, have been assisting a fellow prof, Stephen Cartwright, with his artistic efforts. My technical interests include mechanism design, electronics, programming, microcontroller-based systems, mathematics of human color perception, and image processing. My artistic interests include ceramics, photography, sculpture, kinetic art, and of course, the work you see here! I’ve been on a “documentation” binge lately, trying to document past projects here.