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My Digital Evolution Engineer To Artist

June 12th, 2012

My Digital Evolution Engineer To Artist

"My Digital Evolution" has been published by Blrub.com. This little art book chronicles David Jenkins' transition from Microelectronic Engineer to Digital Artist. In the book David not only discusses his own transition but how the ever changing digital technology influenced his art. The book contain several award winning images and humurous insight to the world of digital calculations.

Artist Uses Math To Make Magic

May 13th, 2010

Artist Uses Math To Make Magic

KINGMAN - The first thing you see when you step into David Jenkins' studio is a quote by seminal science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke taped to the door: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

That phrase could hardly be a better descriptor for what Jenkins, a retired design engineer, has been doing for the past 17 years. Jenkins is a digital artist who works in the medium of fractals - digital representations of infinitely complex mathematical functions, which he is able to manipulate into beautiful abstract images and landscapes.

Even if you've never heard of fractals, you've seen one every time you've ever looked at a fern, a snowflake or a lightning bolt. At their most basic, fractals are irregular shapes that are self-similar and infinitely complex - no matter how much you zoom in, the image never gets any less complex, it just keeps repeating the same shapes and patterns.

"Arthur Clarke said it best," Jenkins said....

New Works Displayed In Lyles Gallery Through May 15

May 13th, 2010

New Works Displayed In Lyles Gallery Through May 15

The digital art of David Jenkins will be on display in the Lyles Gallery through May 15. Jenkins' work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe. His art has won several awards including a Sedona Arts Festival "Best of Class" and the Los Angles Center for Digital Arts Top 40. His work has been was recognized by PBS KVPT in the "Textures of Fresno" TV special and by the Theatre Arts Department. Presently, his work is on exhibit at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in Las Vegas. The Lyles Gallery is located in the Speech Arts building on the Fresno State campus. Gallery hours are M-F from noon- 4 p.m. and 1 hour before curtain on performance days.