I was born in Montreal in 1954 and have lived all my life in that beautiful city. Circumstances forced me to leave school after twelve years, but because I have always been interested in science and art, I continued to study them on my own, and became interested in plasma, high voltage, electronics, and computer science. While still young, between 17 and 21 years of age, I produced some metal sculptures as well a jewelry made from diverse materials.
My professional career has been in the field of TV productions, mostly news and public affairs shows for a French-Canadian TV network. Over the years I have worked both as a film engineer, conceiving, installing, and maintaining film equipment, and also as cameraman and soundman and since 2000 I have also worked as an Avid video editor.
As the power of computers increased, I started to use fractals as the raw material for my artistic visual creations, mostly using the software of Stephen Ferguson
and David B. Sprangler Smith
. And because I prefer to understand what is behind the tools that I use, I also took a short course on fractals with Kerry Mitchell of the University for Advancing Computer Technology.For some years now I have worked with 3D modeling software, mostly Bryce
, and also the freeware mathematical visualization program 3D-XplorMath
. Using 3D imaging techniques, I try to present interesting mathematical objects and concepts in a visually appealing environment. My friendship and collaboration with the mathematician Richard Palais
, the creator of 3D-XplorMath, has been a determining factor in my recent artistic orientation. We have worked together on many projects, and in 2006 we won First Place in the illustration category of the National Science Foundation/Science Magazine Visualization Challenge
with this image
, which was used as the cover illustration for the September 22, 2006 issue of Science Magazine.
We again won a First Place in this same annual international competition
, in 2009, with this image
and participated together in the Imaginary2008
exhibition. This web site gallery that we call the Virtual Mathematical Museum
, is yet another project were we work together.