[SISEA 1990] Artist Statement: Yoshiyuki Abe — Mathscene 906 (1990) and Mathscene 904 (1990)

Artist Statement

The raytraced scenes were processed by a homebrew machine and original software. Bump mapping and texture mapping on the sliced parahyperboloid surfaces. The images have a resolution of 2048 * 1536 and 24 bit colors.

Computer images generated by mathematical process introduce us to the world we have never seen. The images are not reproductions of our real world, but actually exist in the world. As telescopes and microscopes extended our aural and vocal powers, computer graphics provides the perceptual breakthrough. For myself, computer is not a painting/drawing brush but the image generator. That is why I am using only math-based programs.

  • Yoshiyuki Abe (Japan) was originally a photographer. He got more interested in ‘photographing’ the virtual world of mathematics.