Fractal Expressionism

Richard Taylor  


     Fractal Expressionism

     Jack the Dripper


     Further Information


Further Information

Contact Details

Richard Taylor
Department of Physics
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1274
Tel: 541-346-4741
Fax: 541-346-5861



B.Sc. Physics (1st Class Honours)
Ph.D. Physics
Certificate of Art and Design
M.Art.Th. (1st Class Honours)

Richard Taylor at the Tate Gallery

Further Information/Publications

  1. 'Jack The Dripper' Physics World, November edition, p76 (1997)
  2. 'The Art Of Science' Broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1998)
  3. 'Splashdown' New Scientist, no 2144, p30 (1998)
  4. 'The Story Of A Chaotic Pendulum: Where Science And Art Meet' The Physicist, vol 36, no 3, p93 (1999)
  5. 'Fractal Analysis Of Pollock's Drip Paintings'Nature, vol 399, p422 (1999)
  6. 'Fractal Expressionism' Physics World, vol 12, no 10, p25 (1999)
  7. 'The Use Of Science To Investigate Jackson Pollock's Drip Paintings,' Art And The Brain, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol 7, no 8-9, p137 (2000)
  8. 'Jackson Pollock: Nature, Chaos, and Fractals', Research Thesis in Art Theory, University of New South Wales, Australia (2000.
  9. 'From Science to Art and Back', Science - Nextwave, 25th April 2001
  10. 'Architect Reaches for the Clouds', Nature, vol 410, p18 (2001)
  11. 'Fractals: A Resonance Between Art and Nature', Symmetry: Art and Science, ISIS Journal (ISBN0865-4824) vol 1-2 p194 (2001).
  12. 'Pollock's Fractals' (by Jennifer Oullette) Discover, p68 November 2001
  13. Spotlight on Visual Language', Nature, vol 415 p961 (2002).
  14. "Fractal Design Strategies for Enhancement of Knowledge Work Environments" Proceedings of The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meeting (2002)
  15. 'Order in Pollock's Chaos' Scientific American p116, December (2002).
  16. "The Visual Complexity of Pollock's Dripped Fractals" Proceedings of the International Conference of Complex Systems (2002)
  17. 'The Construction of Fractal Drip Paintings', Leonardo vol. 35 p. 203 (2002).
  18. 'A Brief History of Art and Science', (by C. Muldoon and P. Rodgers), Physics World p40, November 2002.
  19. Fractal Expressionism - Where Art Meets Science, Art And Complexity, Ed. J. Casti and A. Karlqvist, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam (2003).
  20. Universal Aesthetic of Fractals',Chaos and Graphics, vol. 27, p. 813 (2003).
  21. Pollocks' Fractals, Letter,Scientific American April, 2003)
  22. "Second Nature: Fractured Magic from Pollock to Gehry" Chapter to the book Innovations, Papadakis Publishing, London (2003) and in Newarch 7, 16 (2003)
  23. Mandelbrot awarded Procter Prize
  24. "Pollock, Mondrian and Nature: Recent Scientific Investigation" Chaos and Complexity Letters 1, 29 (2004)
  25. 'Fractal Dimension of Landscape Silhouette Outlines as a Predictor of Landscape Preference', Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol. 24, p. 237 (2004).
  26. "Evidence for mechanical (not optical) copying and enlarging in Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Niccolo Albergati" accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Optical Society of America,2004
  27. "Feel the Fascination of Fractals" Invited Review, Physics World, December 2004
  28. "Evidence for mechanical copying and enlarging in Jan van Eyck's Portrait of Niccolo Albergati", D.G. Stork, Scientific America, December 2004.
  29. "Perceptual and Physiological Responses to the Visual Complexity of Pollock's Fractal Dripped Patterns" Journal of Non-linerar Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, vol. 9, 115 (2005)
  30. "The Search for Stress-Reducing Art: Fractal Geometry from Jackson Pollock to Frank Gehry", Mathematics and Culture, 247-255, Springer-Verlag, Milano (2005)
  31. "Fractals: A Resonance between Art and Nature", Mathematics and Culture II: Visual Perfection: Mathematics and Creativity (Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2005)
  32. "Fractal Aesthetics", The Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, vol. 9 115 (2005).
  33. "Jackson Pollock's Fractal Patterns: Authenticating Art with Nature's Geometry" To be published in the proceedings of International Conference on Art and Mathematics (2005).
  34. 'Levy Flights',Encyclopedia of Non-linear Science, Ed. Alwyn Scott, Fitzroy-Dearborn (London) (2005).
  35. "Fractal Aesthetics II, The Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psyhchology and Life Sciences, 9 cover image (2005)
  36. "Personal Reflections on Pollock's Fractal Paintings", Invited essay, special edition of the journal History, Science and Health
  37. "Authenticating Pollock Paintings Using Fractal Geometry" accepted for Publication in Pattern Recognition Letters.
  38. "Jackson Pollock: Nature, Chaos and Fractals", book to be published (2006)
  39. "Semantic Evaluations of Silhouettes with Different Fractal Dimension", accepted for publication in the proceedings of The International Non- linear Science Conference (Alexandria, Sept. 11th, 2006)
  40. "Self-similar Patterns and Attention Restoration - Semantic Evaluations Real and Artificial Landscape Silhouettes", To be published in proceedings of the 19th International Conference for the International Association For People- Environment Studies (Greece, March 10th, 2006)
  41. ' Reduction of Physiological Stress Using Fractal Art and Architecture' Accepted for publication in "Artscience: The Essential Connection", to be published in Leonardo (MIT Press).