Virtual "Computer" Quilt Gallery
Paul Max Payton's Exhibit
Incorporates using a program developed by Paul. See details below.
Paul Max Payton from Burlingame, California (USA) writes:
"I've written well over twenty thousand lines of C which produce tile elements (squares and equilateral triangles), affinely warp them into other shapes, and tessellate them in any of the seventeen different two-dimensional crystallographic groups (a la Escher). My code runs on a Macintosh (Symantec C++) and ports to any computer easily. It keeps my G3 and my Sun workstation humming along."
"The little guys I'm enclosing I call FRACTILES (because they tile and they are self-similar like fractals). I create huge tessellations of these called IMBREX (Latin for 'tile'). In fact, this Christmas, I created a massive one square yard print, 11520x11520 pixels CMYK true color which I printed out and had nicely framed. It was a present for my mother."
Pual's images are large in size with the smallest one being 2048x2048 pixels. One single image is a gigabyte in size (it fills a Jaz disk). It drives the folks down at Kinkos crazy.
2014 additions to Paul's work:
Pentagonal Stardust by by Paul Max Payton copyright 2014
Triskelion Equipotential by Paul Max Payton copyright 2014
Paul writes: My education is in computer science and mathematics. My undergraduate degree is CompSci and I've done graduate work in image processing. I was the youngest person to be given a staff position in Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Center. My work is in image understanding, photogrammetry, and specialized applications of computational geometry in cartography and geographic information systems. I've published over fifty articles, including several book chapters. My hobbies are algorithmic art and poetry/calligrammes..