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About Leonard C.

Baltimore City

Leonard C. Wilson is a Baltimore native emerging digital artist who creates visual works that focus on visual variations, rhythms and patterns. From the very beginning of his explorations in the arts he explains: "I have always believed there are visual rhythms which are powerful enough to lead us to archetypal experiences that can reveal the deeper mysteries of where we are from (Origin), what we are (Identity) and where we could go (Evolution)". Since 2013 Leonard's digital artwork has focused on... more

Variants V: Spectral Bloom

VARIANTS: A Contemporary Study of Visual Variation and Human Aesthetics
An Artist Statement Written by Leonard C. Wilson

Objective:
The main motivation of the work is to map new visual territories utilizing iterative computation via customized fractal software. By utilizing the power of modern computers to explore the visual limits of variation new phenomena can be realized and codified to create unfamiliar visual experiences.

Process:
The approach in creating the work is performed by rendering an initial sequence (the seed) and applying to it very specific transformations in order to produce sets of image variations (50 in total per set) using customized fractal software.

Currently Variants is a total series of 500 fractal images containing 10 sets (Variants I through X) of 50 fractal images each which are derived from an original iterative calculation and subsequently altered using specific routines to produce variations from the original calculation.

Concept:
Variants is a series of 500 individual fractal images, however each set of 50 is conceptually considered to be a complete work. Although the individual fractal images are visually stunning on their own as a single piece of art, it is the overall progression that is produced by the current process which is of major concern.

The main argument of the total work is to demonstrate the possibilities of current computational capabilities and human artistic sensibilities so that a new dialog can be opened in the area of time, chaos, power and repetition which are only a few of the basic conceptual building blocks used in the creation of the work.

Presentation:
Because of the scope the work and the limitations placed on physical presentation a smaller series will be curated to demonstrate the visual possibilities of the whole.

Each image will be presented using the dye transfer process on aluminium sheets and mounted on Dibond® composite material for structural support.

Images sizes will range from 12”x12”, 24”x24” and 36”x36”

The titles are an evolving alphanumeric indexing system that gives reference to the entire series, the sets within the series, the color combinations and the visual sequences.

  • VAR.005.28.H.c3.03.R[POSITIVE]

    VAR.005.28.H.c3.03.R[POSITIVE]
    Variants V - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 36x36 - [2015]
  • VAR.005.28.H.c3.03.R[NEGATIVE]

    VAR.005.28.H.c3.03.R[NEGATIVE]
    Variants V - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 36x36 - [2015]
  • VAR.005.28.H.c3.02[Cu]

    VAR.005.28.H.c3.02[Cu]
    Variants V - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 30x30 - [2015]
  • VAR.005.28.H.c4.02

    VAR.005.28.H.c4.02
    Variants V - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2015]
  • VAR.005.28e.4b.[Sn]VU.21p

    VAR.005.28e.4b.[Sn]VU.21p
    Variants V - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2015]
  • VAR.005.28y.5L7[r0]

    VAR.005.28y.5L7[r0]
    Variants V - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2015]
  • VAR.005.28e.6a.0r[22]

    VAR.005.28e.6a.0r[22]
    Variants V - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2015]
  • VAR.005.28a.2F.37g[D]1

    VAR.005.28a.2F.37g[D]1
    Variants V - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2015]
  • VAR.005.28b.37t.7R

    VAR.005.28b.37t.7R
    Variants V - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2015]
  • VAR.005.28e.17r

    VAR.005.28e.17r
    Variants V - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2015]

Variants III: Orbworks

VARIANTS: A Contemporary Study of Visual Variation and Human Aesthetics
An Artist Statement Written by Leonard C. Wilson

Objective:
The main motivation of the work is to map new visual territories utilizing iterative computation via customized fractal software. By utilizing the power of modern computers to explore the visual limits of variation new phenomena can be realized and codified to create unfamiliar visual experiences.

Process:
The approach in creating the work is performed by rendering an initial sequence (the seed) and applying to it very specific transformations in order to produce sets of image variations (50 in total per set) using customized fractal software.

Currently Variants is a total series of 500 fractal images containing 10 sets (Variants I through X) of 50 fractal images each which are derived from an original iterative calculation and subsequently altered using specific routines to produce variations from the original calculation.

Concept:
Variants is a series of 500 individual fractal images, however each set of 50 is conceptually considered to be a complete work. Although the individual fractal images are visually stunning on their own as a single piece of art, it is the overall progression that is produced by the current process which is of major concern.

The main argument of the total work is to demonstrate the possibilities of current computational capabilities and human artistic sensibilities so that a new dialog can be opened in the area of time, chaos, power and repetition which are only a few of the basic conceptual building blocks used in the creation of the work.

Presentation:
Because of the scope the work and the limitations placed on physical presentation a smaller series will be curated to demonstrate the visual possibilities of the whole.

Each image will be presented using the dye transfer process on aluminium sheets and mounted on Dibond® composite material for structural support.

Images sizes will range from 12”x12”, 24”x24” and 36”x36”

The titles are an evolving alphanumeric indexing system that gives reference to the entire series, the sets within the series, the color combinations and the visual sequences.

  • VAR.003.14.T[r0]-24c.EX3

    VAR.003.14.T[r0]-24c.EX3
    Variants III - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 36x36 - [2014]
  • VAR.003.18a.EX-Pn[U]

    VAR.003.18a.EX-Pn[U]
    Variants III - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2014]
  • VAR.003.19a

    VAR.003.19a
    Variants III - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 36x36 - [2014]
  • VAR.003.16h.[EX]n

    VAR.003.16h.[EX]n
    Variants III - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2014]
  • VAR.003.04.7v[r0]

    VAR.003.04.7v[r0]
    Variants III - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2014]
  • VAR.003.18b.0a6

    VAR.003.18b.0a6
    Variants III - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2014]
  • VAR.003.12.EX24[p0].8n.[318]

    VAR.003.12.EX24[p0].8n.[318]
    Variants III - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2014]
  • VAR.003.02b

    VAR.003.02b
    Variants III - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2014]
  • VAR.003.14b

    VAR.003.14b
    Variants III - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2014]
  • VAR.003.03b

    VAR.003.03b
    Variants III - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 24x24 - [2014]

Variants I: Affine Expansion

VARIANTS: A Contemporary Study of Visual Variation and Human Aesthetics
An Artist Statement Written by Leonard C. Wilson

Objective:
The main motivation of the work is to map new visual territories utilizing iterative computation via customized fractal software. By utilizing the power of modern computers to explore the visual limits of variation new phenomena can be realized and codified to create unfamiliar visual experiences.

Process:
The approach in creating the work is performed by rendering an initial sequence (the seed) and applying to it very specific transformations in order to produce sets of image variations (50 in total per set) using customized fractal software.

Currently Variants is a total series of 500 fractal images containing 10 sets (Variants I through X) of 50 fractal images each which are derived from an original iterative calculation and subsequently altered using specific routines to produce variations from the original calculation.

Concept:
Variants is a series of 500 individual fractal images, however each set of 50 is conceptually considered to be a complete work. Although the individual fractal images are visually stunning on their own as a single piece of art, it is the overall progression that is produced by the current process which is of major concern.

The main argument of the total work is to demonstrate the possibilities of current computational capabilities and human artistic sensibilities so that a new dialog can be opened in the area of time, chaos, power and repetition which are only a few of the basic conceptual building blocks used in the creation of the work.

Presentation:
Because of the scope the work and the limitations placed on physical presentation a smaller series will be curated to demonstrate the visual possibilities of the whole.

Each image will be presented using the dye transfer process on aluminium sheets and mounted on Dibond® composite material for structural support.

Images sizes will range from 12”x12”, 24”x24” and 36”x36”

The titles are an evolving alphanumeric indexing system that gives reference to the entire series, the sets within the series, the color combinations and the visual sequences.

  • VAR.001.06c.LGC[12c]sR.u

    VAR.001.06c.LGC[12c]sR.u
    Variants I - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 20x40 - [2013]
  • VAR.001.06c.LOC[46b]e11

    VAR.001.06c.LOC[46b]e11
    Variants I - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 20x40 - [2013]
  • VAR.001.06d.10r[p57]u

    VAR.001.06d.10r[p57]u
    Variants I - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 20x40 - [2013]
  • VAR.001.06d.22e[Vu]b

    VAR.001.06d.22e[Vu]b
    Variants I - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 20x40 - [2013]
  • VAR.001.08d.PL26.EX[2U]

    VAR.001.08d.PL26.EX[2U]
    Variants I - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 20x40 - [2013]
  • VAR.001.06c.LG_.a[109]V-r0

    VAR.001.06c.LG_.a[109]V-r0
    Variants I - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 20x40 - [2013]
  • VAR.001.08

    VAR.001.08
    Variants I - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 20x40 - [2013]
  • VAR.001.07g(2)

    VAR.001.07g(2)
    Variants I - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 20x40 - [2013]
  • VAR.001.05

    VAR.001.05
    Variants I - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 20x40 - [2013]
  • VAR.001.14g(2)

    VAR.001.14g(2)
    Variants I - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 20x40 - [2013]

Primeval Series

The Primeval Series has the exact same conceptual theme as the Variants Series, however it is presented as 3 dimensional representation. The work is still under development and will be later produced as full 3 dimensional forms as opposed to 2 dimensional plates.

  • P_ISP.033

    P_ISP.033
    Primeval Series - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 12x12 - [2013]
  • P_II.042

    P_II.042
    Primeval Series - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 12x12 - [2013]
  • P_I.040[alt.a]

    P_I.040[alt.a]
    Primeval Series - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 12x12 - [2013]
  • P_I.041

    P_I.041
    Primeval Series - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 12x12 - [2013]
  • P_I.042

    P_I.042
    Primeval Series - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 12x12 - [2013]
  • P_III.050

    P_III.050
    Primeval Series - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 12x12 - [2013]
  • P_IV.033

    P_IV.033
    Primeval Series - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 12x12 - [2013]
  • P_VI.004

    P_VI.004
    Primeval Series - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 12x12 - [2013]
  • P_VII.021

    P_VII.021
    Primeval Series - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 12x12 - [2013]
  • P_X.007

    P_X.007
    Primeval Series - Dye Transfer on Aluminium - Mounted on Dibond - Measurement: 12x12 - [2013]

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