Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dave Bown: Chaos, Oscillators, and Color


Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 18: 0-84, Lithuania 2006
Ink on paper and pencil on graph paper
7 1/2 x 19 1/8 inches (19 x 48.5 cm)

© 2015 Dave Bown / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York






Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 18: 0-84 (Detail), Lithuania 2006
Ink on paper and pencil on graph paper
7 1/2 x 19 1/8 inches (19 x 48.5 cm)

© 2015 Dave Bown / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Chaos
                 "The property that characterizes a dynamical system in which most orbits
                 exhibit sensitive dependence; full chaos."
                 — Lorenz, Edward N. The Essence of Chaos. Seattle: University of
                     Washington Press, 1993.


Oscillators
                 A sequence of coordinates derived from Phi are plotted according to an unique
                 algorithm that Bown wrote. Line and shape color is governed by another
                 algorithm. Shape dimensions are formed by implementing another recursive
                 computational procedure.


Color
                 The work of Dave Bown is harmonious and balanced according to a color
                 palette based on the Phi Color Theorem, a color theory independently
                 discovered by Bown, based on the Fibonacci progression of numbers.



 
 
 

 
Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 38: 1108-1192, 2006
Vinyl, tape, ink and pencil on graph paper
50 9/16 x 70 1/4 inches (128.5 x 178.5 cm)
Photographed by David Hawkinson

© 2015 Dave Bown / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
 
 
 
 
Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 38: 1108-1192 (Detail), 2006
Vinyl, tape, ink and pencil on graph paper
50 9/16 x 70 1/4 inches (128.5 x 178.5 cm)
Photographed by David Hawkinson

© 2015 Dave Bown / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York



About-Dave Bown
Dave Bown grew up in upstate New York. He received a congressional nomination to the United States Military Academy at West Point by a New York State Congressman. However, he never matriculated. He took a three year hiatus from formal academics to reside predominantly in Cali and Medellin, Colombia.

After he conducted research in East Africa, Europe, and Poland, he earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University. Shortly after graduation, he founded and continues to direct Dave Bown Projects.

Dave Bown maintains a few professional memberships at various levels that include, but are not limited to the following: 
American Alliance of Museums, Washington, D.C.
Supporting Patron, International Center of Photography, New York 
Young Collectors Council - Acquisitions Committee, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 

 

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