I'm Steven Lareau, a self taught digital artist, working with Flame Fractals, a form of Math Art. I'm an artist who lives with bipolar disorder, one side of it is the hellish madness of overwhelming depression and mania, and the other side of it is having an overly creative mind. Iím one of those proverbial moody, difficult, highly creative types. Iím constantly driven to create, I make art because I have to, it's what I do best, Iím driven to explore, to create, to find out just how far I can push an idea. I never sit down with an idea in mind and then set out to create what I envision. Instead, I start with something quite random and fine tune it into something beautiful. It's more of a process of exploration than creation.
With math art, you need a starting point, so I begin each piece with a series of random numbers which assign parameters like shape, sharpness or fuzziness, color distribution, and repetition of pattern. Once I get a starting point, hours are spent changing the... Show More