JS Webster

My work is inspired by math genius Alan Turing’s algorithms that simulate organic graphic patterns in nature. These Turing Patterns I create on my own computer, using photos or digitally generated pictures as seed images. Finally, I combine them with hand painting or drawing on paper, and use them to create cutout paper and wood shapes for collage.

Turing Patterns are simulations of the natural biological world, and as such embody graphic qualities I consider to be inherent in living things: complex, messy yet endlessly interwoven, constantly surprising, sometimes even spooky. It’s my job as an artist to select from these patterns the elements that I hope will amaze, inspire, provoke, and nudge the viewer into appreciating their inherent mysterious pull as I reassemble them into art of my own making. I truly love to guide the patterns from their digital origins into concrete art on paper.

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Participating Weekends
Weekend One, June 1 and 2, 11am - 5pm
Artwork Price Range
$20 - $300
Studio or Exhibition Space Address
Firehouse Art Collectve, 1313 9th Street, 2nd Floor Berkeley Ca, 94710
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