"Rust-Stochastic 5" was captured in an alleyway in the South Loop of Chicago, IL. It was a painted metal sheet nailed to a utility pole, the purpose unknown. Time and weather had rusted the metal and cracked and flaked the paint. What resulted was the accidental composition of abstract, layered, interplaying patern and surprising dimentionality.
Mid-gloss finish reduces glare and maintains a vivid photographic rendition. Presented with ⅛" rounded corners.
Many of my image titles include the word, “Stochastic.” I found the word to be fitting to describe many of my images because of the natural randomness in them which also tends to suggest a pattern to the observer.
Below is the beginning of Wikipedia’s article about “Stochastic.”
“Stochastic refers to a randomly determined process. The word first appeared in English to describe a mathematical object called a stochastic process, but now in mathematics the terms stochastic process and random process are considered interchangeable. The word, with its current definition meaning random, came from German, but it originally came from Greek στόχος(stakhos), meaning ‘aim, guess’.
“The term stochastic is used in many different fields, particularly where stochastic or random processes are used to represent systems or phenomena that seem to change in a random way. The term is used in the physical sciences such as biology, chemistry, ecology, neuroscience, and physics as well as technology and engineering fields such as image processing, signal processing, information theory, computer science, (including the field of artificial intelligence), cryptography and telecommunications. It is also used in finance, due to seemingly random changes in financial markets as well as in medicine, linguistics, music, media, colour theory, botany, manufacturing, and geomorphology.
Stochastic social science theory is similar to systems theory.”
"Rust-Stochastic 5" Curved Metal Print
A new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, it takes on an almost magical luminescence. The ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface is waterproof/weatherproof and can be cleaned easily – just avoid direct sunlight.