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The Hollow Men I 24"x12" Dye Sublimation on Aluminum Copyright 2016 Wm. J. Lee

The Hollow Men I 24"x12" Dye Sublimation on Aluminum (Copyright 2016 Wm. J. Lee)

International Gallery of Contemporary Art Members Show

The International Gallery of Contemporary Art annual members show continues on line through April. Due to Anchorage wide COVID 19 emergency orders the IGCA had to close the gallery before the annual members show was able to run for its full schedule. So the gallery volunteers and staff have made the works available on the IGCA webpage.
 
This show features over 100 works by 77 different artists. These pieces represent an exceptionally rich and diverse collection of contemporary art. The IGCA volunteers and management have gone to great lengths to make sure the community still gets to enjoy the great work done by our artists. They have created an online store page where works can be viewed and purchased. And there is a blog page for the show that features individual entries for all of the artists in the show. For people that are walking around D street in the downtown area they have placed works in a rotating window display. So stroll by to see the show in person.  The IGCA is a membership and community supported gallery. Please come out to see what our community artists are doing.

Artistry in Equations III:  Enneper in Spring

The Georgia Blue Gallery has temporarily halted regular viewing hours due to Anchorage wide COVID 19 emergency orders. They will see folks by appointment.  Jens’ Restaurant across from Georgia Blue Gallery has started take out service. Georgia still has some pieces from this series along with other artists’ work on display at Jens’. Click here to see the entire series . Please reach out to me through the CONTACT page on this site or through the gallery if there are any questions.

Enneper in Spring IX

Artist Statement Wm. J. Lee

I use various equations to create fine art. In fact, I only use equations. There is no painting, sketching, or sculpting by manual or digital means involved. Nor do I use any image manipulation software to edit the geometry of the image. The initial color pallets that are applied to the various figures that I compute are also applied by computer algorithms. The only time I use any image manipulation software is during the final preparation for printing. At that point the colors will be enhanced, but not fundamentally altered, so that they will render well on the selected printer and media. I have chosen to create fine art from mathematics for several reasons.

  1. I want to focus my attention, and that of the viewer, on the creative capability that is inherent in mathematics.
  2. Using mathematics I am able to create extremely complex and beautiful objects that would otherwise be impossible to create from the whole cloth of conventional imagination. Using the computer and math I can create objects in any number of dimensions. Further, creating a lower dimensional image for viewing is intractable without a computer and robust ray tracing methods.
  3. I want to use an eye catching image to lure people into the world of science and mathematics. The scientific and mathematical vision of the world is quite compelling and beautiful. However, for many people the view is more akin to vexing formalism, and language. Granted, at the highest levels math and science are not easy. However, everyone can find their level to engage and understand. To this end all of the mathematics I use has some practical application in science and engineering.

Currently I am working with fractals. They have remarkable capabilities for creating striking objects as well as scientific applications. Fractal math has been applied in such diverse areas as market analysis, cardiology, nuclear physics, geospatial analysis, and hydrology. In time I will expand to other areas of math and science.