Art and creativity have been my companions since I was a young child. I find it healing to create art and can spend hours and hours on projects, forgetting about everything else, when I get on a roll. I love to use art to get in touch with myself, to process emotions, to capture emotions for which there are no words, to capture the beauty of nature, and much more. I also love to share art with others, whether we are co-appreciating or co-creating together. Browse the art reel below to see some of my recent projects.
In this video, I play Comptine d`un autre ete – l`apres-midi, from the film, Amelie (2001). The animations are from a molecular dynamics simulation code that I wrote as an applied physics doctoral student. The program simulates a system of cylindrical disks of different sizes that are compressed between two circular walls. In this animation, the disks are randomly kicked around to the beat of the music, and in my program I use three different color schemes to visualize (1) force chains, (2) velocity, and (3) disk size. You can find more information by reading the description here.
PhotoSoup is a simple program I wrote in Python to simulate a long-exposure shot without having to worry about overexposure. The program works by creating an output image in which the pixels are the average of pixels from the set of input images. In the examples below, you can slide the slider left and right to view (on the left) one of the input images and (on the right) the PhotoSoup’d image.