Simulated Color Mosaic

serigraph after a computer generated image hardware: IBM 360/75 software: Fortran IV signed lower right numbered E.A. (épreuve d’artiste, or artist’s proof) lower left

The Manchester Illuminated Universal Turing Machine, Version 18

signed and dated lower middle titled lower left gold leaf done by hand   The text is a Universal Turing Machine in expanded binary. See documentation at: See also a UTM as a Self Portrait: Roman’s homage to Alan Turing is the 3rd in a series of works that pay homage to those […]

Pathway Series

signed and dated lower right   This is one of Roman’s treasured Pathway Series that have painterly qualities with “all-over” distributions of pen strokes. These works relate to Roman’s early interest in creating a form of computer automatism. However he never followed “automatism” to its logical conclusion. These works reveal coded arrangement of distributions and […]

Cyberflower, Version 7, Number 7

signed, titled, and dated lower right   The black text-like glyphs in this work are non-rational forms. The algorithm driving this series generates its curvilinear procedures from a single set of coordinates. Algorithmic improvisations based on a single set of coordinates introduce a self similarity that permeates the form on several levels.These procedures continue to […]

Untitled (Elle Passe (She Passes)

signed and dated lower right   “This must have been made shortly after I returned from Paris in 1963. My father’s death brought me home for the family funeral and I believe the Archabbot officiated and I would have been the Deacon. This was a very difficult time as the Monastery had suffered a fire, […]

P-300b Divisibility I

signed and dated lower right hardware: CDC 7600 supercomputer software: Fortran IV plotter: Benson flatbed plotter   “In “Divisibility”, the cube is used again as a fixed structure to generate signs. The cube is divided into four sections by a horizontal and a vertical cut. Four independent rotations of a cube are projected onto the […]

Poster for Art & Algorithm * Mind & Science 1991 Exhibition

signed and dated lower right Each poster was plotted as an original “one-of-a-kind” in a family of forms. Note that the text is also drawn with pen & ink. My code includes spacing, sizing, and some special graphic features for drawing the letters into my work. I have yet to exploit this feature more fully […]