"Rust-Stochastic 8" was among empty spray paint cans and burned matresses behind the historic Garver Feed Mill Building in Madison, Wisconsin. The building was unoccupied from 1972 to 2017 when renovations began. During the time it was empty it gradually deteriorated and collected excellent graffiti. I often went on photography excursions there, but on this day, the most intriguing subject for my lens became the refuse left behind by artists rather than the art on the brick or deteriorating brick itself.
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 8" 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.