Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I really like deep rich blues, I dont have a lot to say about this one but I do hope you enjoy it James Leese
Prints are here

Sunday, September 27, 2009


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I don't usually post twice in a day but I got a comment on this one. Its one single comment which I thought was a cool example of coincidence and nomenclature, here's the quote "A good variant of Sierpinski's Triangle - interesting work!" now the cool part is that this comment came from one AJPenrose. Of course a Penrose is going to recognize a Sierpinski. Awesome. James Leese


Flow Flow Flow! It is quickly becoming a valid and fascinating area of study both in Physics and Psychology. Which each have theories based in the concept of flow, which in physics is an extrapolation of the "paths of least resistance" while in Psychology it based on a dynamic which for some reason amounts to a sense of contentment, I see this a s a contentment of "things going smoothly". Either way it describes a system in flux. The major difference between the two is that one describes external systems and the other includes you in the system and in fact is almost purely an internal mechanism working inside our minds. There is no preclusive reason to believe that these two theories could not at some point be combined so that they unify into one theory which encompasses both Psycology and Physical systems. Or is this just wishful thinking?  The prints are available here. James Leese

Saturday, September 26, 2009


At some point I need to come up with a title for this one which is one of my favorite graphic compositions. It started as a way to find curves for a font I have been working on and took on a life of its own and inspired a number of subsequent explorations. Prints are found here

Friday, September 25, 2009


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I love Patterns they just make sense. But to me a pattern only really holds the attention when there is a variation contained within it. This was well understood by the Genius of Penrose and Mandelbrot who each created systems which we continue to learn from. Today I look to the mind of Steven Wolfram for inspiration on patterns and their capacity to contain information which is a concept which drives my work. James Leese


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Math Is Sexy

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Just Beautiful

This one has a few things which set it apart from the rest of my work. First it’s the closest thing to a traditional landscape which I've done and just about the most representational piece and one of my most colorful pieces to date. In many ways I look at it as a very successful combination of the processes I've spent much of my time developing. After its design and development which took me a solid week, I had to wait another sixty hours for the programs to fully render it out, but time which I feel was well spent. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Get a print here -James Leese

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Curl 3

Curl 3
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I usually try to stay away from forms and structures which are overtly fractal in nature but there’s something beautiful about a nice curl or spiral that I can't avoid for long.


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I finished this one yesterday, these all got started with a desire to break plaid, and althought this is'nt the epitome that goal, I have to say I would love a tie with this pattern.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Contrasting Array

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Delving deeper into some previously created logarithms but with newly created gradient and subtractive filters

Monday, September 21, 2009


Well I'm Kind of stuck on waves right now.

Part of the idea behind this piece has to do with how complexity and order can arise out of some very simple parameters. This piece started as points, each point carries a value which describes the distance between the rings and the final width of the ripple. The value of each intersection of ripple is the sum of the starting point value. Each of these intersections would in the next iteration be the value which then would decide the size and order of the next set of rings and starting points. As you can see this quickly turns into a dense and complex landscape of points and rings. I stopped before that point so that I could illustrate what for me is the more fascinating side effect of this process which is the order which develops along the rings themselves which is a fairly basic example of a interference array. What we find along each ring is another layer of order that being the spaces and gaps which break up the rings. Now if your as geeky as me you can start to see the opportunities that exist here for packing information here and with just a few starting points and values in the right context can create an unbelievably rich mathematical landscape, which is all anything else is really. So now you can see why when asked I am tempted to say "I'm kind of stuck on waves" and leave it at that.
The prints can be had here -James Leese

Giant Gummi Bears

Giant Gummies

Freak Of Nature Climbs Out Of Lake; Kids Kill It With Rocks

"A slimy, glob-like creature dubbed Gollum has terrified children after it slithered out of a lake and clambered over the rocks towards them.
The young teenagers were playing by the waterfront in a Panama lake near Cerro Azul when the bald beast emerged from a cave behind a waterfall. They started screaming as it shuffled out "as if to attack them""


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Smoke I

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Yet Another In The Series


Here's the next piece I will be making available in my personal POD (print on demand) experiment. Prints can be found here. -James Leese

CC experiment (Creative Commons)

Hello, I recently decided to offer a few of my pieces under a creative commons license, but I still haven’t decided which ones I’d like to choose for this experiment. So I’m asking your help in figuring it out. If you’re looking for an image for one of your projects and feel something in my stream is appropriate let me know which one you’re interested in and I just may be convinced to let you at it, it all depends on the particular images legal situation if its not licensed already chances are we can work something out. There’s a link to my photo stream to the right on this page and I’ll keep blogging on the process, its been interesting so far.
-James Leese

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Here is Curl the first of what will be many unlimited editions to be self published. The prints can be found here enjoy James Leese

Dead Tired

Even dead I'm glad to be in San Francisco. Its the first place in the nation where non-violent dead were and are still afforded some slim measure of civil rights, for those of us who can still provide some productive role in society. This usually meant a janitorial or menial labor job. The guy handing out samples at the store, he's usually a zombie by now, as are most car park attendants, ticket takers at movie theaters, but even though they make great toll takers at the bridges our military still has to be there just incase something or a former someone tries to run, or even as remote as the possibility is, to drive across. All this employment doesn’t go without some risk, a zombie even a good zombie, is a lot like a dog, and I’m talking a good dog here; when driven by fear, abuse or loyalty, a dog or zombie can, and will bite, I’m no exception.

A new blog

So here we are at the begining of what is to be the central hub of my creative work. Starting out small and growing as fast as I can make it happen I hope you enjoy the work you find here and return frequently The first posting is an exerpt from a story I have been working on for the last year or so, I hope you like Zombies and Art. James Leese