Nathan Selikoff: Reach

  • ©2003, Nathan Selikoff





Creation Year:



    10 in x 10 in


Artist Statement:

    Originally inspired and encouraged by Clifford A. Pickover’s Chaos in Wonderland: Visual Adventures in a Fractal World, I developed custom software to explore mathematical phenomena known as “strange attractors.” To me, these images, which are merely visualizations (approximations, nonetheless) of dynamical systems, betray a beauty not separate from, but inherent in, science and mathematics. My whole intellect is engaged by these images: as a technician, solving problems and analyzing, and as an artist, creating, selecting, and designing.

Technical Information:

    Custom software was created with Microsoft Visual C++, OpenGL, GLUT, GLUI, and DevIL (known as OpenIL when I used it). The original algorithm was presented in Chaos in Wonderland. Two separate programs were created: one to “look for” aesthetically pleasing attractors, the other to render them.