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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

E101 New Art Exhibit with Michael Sussna - Mathemagical Images, June 25 - July 30

Numbers are his game, Geometric Yet Organic – Mathemagical Images by Michael Sussna, Ph.D.

Encinitas, the E101 Gallery unfolds the magic of art using fractal imagery, and takes you into an incredible journey into the mind of our July artist, Michael Sussna, Ph.D.

Michael explores undiscovered worlds of exotic scenery filled with exquisite shapes in colorful profusion. This journey into the wilds of magical fractal imagery is made possible by and is a reflection of the beauty of mathematics. These intricate designs serve as snapshots capturing panoramas from the limitless uncharted realms of inner space and often feature spirals speaking spiritually to us of infinity. Michael describes his artwork as “geometric yet organic”.

A self taught artist, his works are unique, and extremely expressive. No wonder, this talented artist born in New Jersey, 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. He is also a published poet and has done original theoretical work in number theory, multi-valued logic, physical chemistry, semantics-based information retrieval, and the statistical analysis of baseball and had the cover article in a prestigious computer graphics journal. Michael’s works are sought after nationwide and housed in private collections.

Many traditional artists have embraced computer graphics to enhance representational depiction. Other digital artisans have employed these new capabilities to create previously un-imagined 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 also demands a well-developed aesthetic sense. Mastery of an ever-evolving tool-set permits results perfecting form, color, texture, and composition.

Stop by on July 3rd, 5:30 - 8:00 pm during the 1st Thursdays in Encinitas, where the artist will be on hand to answer your questions about the magic of fractal imagery art at the E101 Gallery located at 818 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA. All art is for sale and you can contact the artist directly at:, 858 453-6558 and visit his website at:

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