Art, Love, and Mathematics
Eric L. Hayes
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This book is about two loves -- art and mathematics.
Most people believe that the two areas are exclusive -- much like the separation between the left and right brain. The artist believes that the areas are inextricably linked.
The work presented within the four volumes of "Art, Love, and Mathematics" explores the relationship between art and mathematics. Volume 2 is a collection of nonlinear sketches of a single line in black and blue. The artist has developed software (Commander Crayon) which allows him to create a visual translation of systems of mathematical equations. This work is inspired by Logo, an educational programming language which teaches kids how to program by allowing them to write programs which draws pictures on the computer screen. As a tribute to this pioneering work, the artist refers to this field of art as Logoism.
Nothing in this book has been drawn. The two images from the "Ice" series are scanned images of marble that the artist liked and included in this portfolio for the sake of comparison. Some images have been edited with graphical tools to enhance a particular effect. Since these tools use mathematical algorithms to process the images, some may consider them compatible with the creator's artistic goals. In any case, the artist has tried to keep his use of other graphics applications to a minimum.
The artist hopes that out of all of the images presented in this series, there is at least one which connects with the reader. The artist feels fortunate that people have purchased his art and are hanging it in their homes and offices. Is it fine art or not? The artist will leave that question to others for debate. For the artist, it is about the journey taken to connect a love of art with his love of math and everything that has been learned in the process.
The artist really hopes that you enjoy the images in these volumes. For the math heads, the artist explores fractals, strange attractors, iterated function systems, statistical distributions, linear and non-linear equations using geometry, trigonometry and algebra. For the non-math folk, the artist loves warm color themes and bright colors.