Mathemagical Images
Black and White Studies
Michael Sussna
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These are fractal images. The artist says they are "photoreal abstract snapshots of geometric yet organic scenery." He was born in 1950 in New Jersey and has a BA in Philosophy from Sonoma State University, an MS in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Ph. D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. Michael began developing software in 1973 and creating fractal art in 1985. Michael's images are held in private collections across the United States, and his work has been widely exhibited online and offline for many years.

He writes, "Many traditional artists have embraced computer graphics to enhance representational depiction. Other digital artisans have employed these new capabilities to create previously unimagined visual abstractions. The variety of both the potential imagery and the virtual equipment for manipulating it is in effect inexhaustible. Fractal digital imagery is a relatively young yet already rich field. Though different from traditional art, this digital medium demands a well-developed esthetic sense. Mastery of an ever-evolving toolset permits results perfecting form, color, texture, and composition."

Michael Sussna's website