Blythe Hoyle


Contact Information

blythe.hoyle@gmail.com

Phone: 610-520-1058

Bryn Mawr, PA

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Digital Art

My fractal images are rendered to a desired size, which preserves details of intricate structures. I produce my designs in limited editions of 54, and print them in sizes up to 17” x 22” on an Epson Stylus Pro 3800 printer using archival inks and papers. Anything larger in size is submitted to a commercial printer. Please contact me with your size requirements.

Artist's Statement

From being a geologist and an educator, I sashayed into creating digital fractal art in 2006. Fractals are geometric figures generated from mathematical algorithms that create characteristic shapes over a large range of scales. Seeing mathematics transformed from abstract equations into abstract explosions of colors, textures, and intricate designs feeds my senses and appeals to my geek instinct. I also take courses in collage to make art using more traditional materials (and find homes for numerous preliminary fractal images!).

When I go to the computer to create a fractal image, I rarely know ahead of time what will emerge, but instead try to convert a mood or narrative into a visual representation. I’m inspired by ideas from science, principles of spatial arrangements from ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), and notions of dynamic stillness and balance from yoga. In honor of a lifelong observation of physical landscapes, I’m now motivated to create private spiritual spaces of balance, harmony, and creative play.

Selected Exhibitions

2009
Collage Exhibit, Welcome Gallery, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Members’ Exhibit, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2007
Robin’s Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Ikenobo Ikebana, Main Line Group

Publications

“Coevolution, Sun Salutation” Philadelphia Stories, Winter 2007/2008, Philadelphia, PA

Education

1994
UC Davis, Davis, CA
PhD, Engineering

Additional degrees in Geology (1976, 1978, 1987)

Continuing Education

2008, 2009
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2007, 2008
Visual Arts Academy, online courses

2006, 2007
Main Line Night School, Ardmore, PA