by Gary Poulton
About the Book
This book brings together a small sample of the hundreds of fractal images that have been rendered by me over the last few years. As an artist raised in the traditions of artist books, printmaking, drawing and photography, the integration of automated image generation processes into my work was not a comfortable fit at first. I came to this through procedural landscape rendering where the random values generated in the computation of the fractal provided an endless variety of variables in the forms generated. The natural progression to fractal image generation and data processing was a fairly logical step from here. I guess its the element of surprise I like the most.
......As an artist he is still producing work and actively exhibiting in Australia and overseas. He received his degrees in Art from the Canberra School of Art and the Australian National University Institute of the Arts. His formal training was in printmaking, artist books, drawing and photography. His mentor and tutor was Petr Herel who he credits with developing and refining his practice as an artist. As a printmaker, the innovative nature of his artmaking has been recognised by the Australian print journal Imprint, who have published a number of articles on his work. Gary's works have been exhibited in selected shows at The Australian National LIbrary, Australian Print Council Workshops, Australian National Gallery Drill Hall, Australian Embassy Washington, National Gallery Melbourne, Monash University, Institute d Arts Orleans France, APW Gallery New York and annually at the Digital Fringe in Melbourne. Sites dedicated to his art and music can also be found at 8 online locations.