Blythe Hoyle

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