I am a local artist and Professor of Fluid Mechanics, producing work at the interface of art, maths and technology. My research at the University of Warwick is in the computer simulation of fluid flows at the micro and nanoscale, and my artwork takes inspiration from the computational and mathematical tools I use and develop.
I produce robot-drawn pieces that mix the highly ordered with the organic; either through design, coding, or by the imperfect process of bringing pen to paper. An ambition for my work is to develop an outreach agenda spanning the scientific and the creative, encouraging a less binary view of the two pursuits.
I am influenced by science, mathematics, computer simulation, generative design, and contemporary art. I am often inspired by the aspects of the process I don’t intend. For example: randomness built into the design; emergent patterns; pen and ink textures; paper variations; and general glitches.
I use a pen plotter to create robot-drawn original one-off pieces. I normally use white or black paper, and draw with anything that can be held by the plotter, mainly: gel, metallic, fibre-tip, and technical-drawing pens.