About the Artist


Image 88 produced as a 2x2 array of canvas panels.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.

Art Fair Awards
  • Best of Show (top award all categories): Mundelein Arts Festival, Mundelein, IL, September 2014
  • Honorable Mention (all categories): Art in the Village, Winnetka, IL, June 2014
  • Purchase Award: Mundelein Arts Festival, Mundelein, IL, September 2013
  • Honorable Mention (all categories): International Arts Festival, Carmel, IN, September 2009
  • Best of Show (in category): Art Fair on the Square, Lake Forest, IL, September 2009
  • Merit Award (all categories): Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina, KS, June 2009
  • Award of Merit (all categories): Oakbrook Invitational Fine Arts Show, Oakbrook, IL, September 2008
  • Signature Award (top award all categories): Midwest Salute, Fairview Heights, IL, August 2007
  • Award of Merit (all categories): Oakbrook Invitational Fine Arts Show, Oakbrook, IL, September 2006
  • Best of Show (in category): Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, St. Joseph, MI, July 2004
  • Best of Show (in category): Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, St. Joseph, MI, July 2003
  • Best of Show (in category): Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, St. Joseph, MI, July 2002
  • Best of Show (in category): International Arts Festival, Carmel, IN, September 2001
  • Best of Show (in category): International Arts Festival, Carmel, IN,September 2000
  • Award of Merit (all categories): Oakbrook Invitational Fine Arts Show, Oakbrook, IL, September 1996
  • 1st Place (in category): Long Grove Art Fair, Long Grove, IL, July 1996
  • 1st Place (in category): Arts in the Park, Danville, IL, June 1996
  • Award of Merit (all categories): Prairie Arts Festival, Schaumburg, IL, May 1996
  • Award of Merit (all categories): Oakbrook Invitational Fine Arts Show, Oakbrook, IL, September 1994
  • Best of Show (in category): Cultural Arts Festival, Champaign, IL, May 1994
  • 3rd Place (all categories): Prairie Arts Festival, Schaumburg, IL, May 1994
  • Best of Show (top award all categories): Fine Art Fair, Homewood, IL, June 1993
  • 2nd Best of Show (all categories): Cultural Arts Festival, Champaign, IL, August 1992
  • 2nd Place (all categories): Fine Arts Festival, Downers Grove, IL, September 1991
  • Best of Show (in category): Cultural Arts Festival, Champaign, IL, May 1991
Exhibits
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, Oct 2005
  • Land’s End Corporate Headquarters Art Gallery, Dodgeville, WI, Jan-March 2000
  • Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL, March-April 1995
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, Feb-March 1995
  • SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Conference, Las Vegas, NV, July 1992
  • Old Quarter Gallery, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, March 1990-March 1991
  • Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA, Jun-Oct 1988
  • Parkland College Gallery, Champaign, IL, Nov-Dec 1987
Images in Books
James Gleick, Chaos

  • James Gleick’s Chaos: Making a New Science (a 1987 nonfiction best seller, I did one of the color plates in the middle of the book)
  • Ivars Peterson’s The Mathematical Tourist
  • John Brigg’s The Patterns of Chaos
  • For All Practical Purposes (multiple authors, math textbook)
  • Thomas & Finney’s Calculus and Analytic Geometry textbook
  • Joseph Gallian’s Abstract Algebra textbook
  • David Cohen’s Precalculus textbook
Images in Periodicals
Science News, Feb 28, 1987

  • Science News (cover story Feb 28, 1987)
  • OMNI
  • Business Week
  • Chicago Sun Times
  • 3-2-1 Contact
  • Electronic Engineering Times
  • Computer Graphics Review