Somewhat self similar striping

Somewhat Self-Similar Striping

Piece description from the artist

Archival art marker and archival pigmented ink micron felt tip pen on acid free drawing paper. 18 × 24 inches.
Self-similarity simply means that a pattern or feature looks similar or occurs across many length scales. In Somewhat Self-Similar Striping, undulating lines define stripes. The similar shapes traced out by broad art marker strokes, fine art marker lines and fine and ultrafine black felt tip pen lines define a regime of self-similarity. As Art hand-drawn by an artist, the drawing cannot explore the sample space needed for true statistical self-similarity, hence it is "Somewhat" Self-Similar Striping.

Self-similarity is a feature often associated with fractals. In the fractal Art and fractal textures generated by computes, the self-similarity is fairly deterministic and precise – the same shape is repeated at ever smaller sizes to comprise the fractal. There is also a statistical version, where geometry can vary more, but statistically space is filled in similar ways across multiple length scales (or "sizes").

The file used for prints has been scaled using AI tools and then retouched by hand. A photo of the original is included in the extra images.

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About Regina Valluzzi

Waltham, MA

Dr. Regina Valluzzi has an extensive scientific background in nanotechnology and biophysics. She has been a scientist in the chemical industry, a green chemistry researcher, a research professor at the engineering school at Tufts, a start-up founder engaged in technology commercialization, and a start-up and commercialization consultant.

Even during periods of intense activity as a scientist, Dr. Valluzzi has always held a strong interest in the visual arts and in visual information. While she majored in Materials Science at MIT, she also obtained a second degree in music and a minor in visual studies. Visual arts have managed to permeate her technical work; during her Ph.D in Polymer Science and Engineering at UMass Amherst, she completed a thesis that required advanced electron microscopy, image analysis, and theoretical data modeling. These experiences provided the visual insight and information that now influences much of her artwork.

Dr. Valluzzi’s work has been included in private collections across the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Dubai and Malta, and in the corporate collection of "Seyfarth Shaw" Boston law offices around Boston. She has a selection of pieces on loan to the MIT Materials Science and Engineering Department as indoor public art. Her accomplishments include having published thirty articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, having made several scientific patents, having been a subject matter expert for an encyclopedia chapter, and having been invited to speak at science talks across the US, Europe, and Japan.

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