I am an Architect/Artist. I was Architect of the Frost Art Museum in Miami, my last building before I became completely disabled due to a rare disease of my spine. I live in constant pain and my digital art is my refuge of sorts from my daily struggles. I use photoshop CS4. I'm influenced by the bauhaus and also cultures from around the world; islamic art and architecture, tibetan mandalas and prayer wheels, indonesion batiks, African textiles. I also use mathematics to work out many of my compositions. I do this the old fashioned way,constructing everything from scratch with geometry and mathematics including the use of phi. I'm a baby boomer brought up in the analog world and learned about art and architecture pre-digital which means I learned to draw and draft. These skills serve me well with digital technology and allow me to create the complex worlds of my imagination.
To foster year-round engagement and dialogue within the digital, electronic, computational and media arts. Facilitate dynamic scholarship and creative programming within the ACM SIGGRAPH organization. Promote collaboration between artists and the larger computer graphics and interactive techniques community.
ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Committee:
Victoria Szabo, Chair
Jim Demmers, Sue Gollifer, Kathy Rae Huffman, John Hyatt, Bonnie Mitchell, Hye Yeon Nam, Derick Ostrenko, Jan Searleman, Ruth West.