Earl Hinrich's Online "Bio"

What is it supposed to be? What does it mean?

Nothing. When I start to create an image, my goal is simply to create shapes and colors that I find pleasing to look at. The outcome is simply "I like it" or "I do not like it". Viewers of my art should take the same approach.

I try to create things that do not exist anywhere else. I do not create landscapes or portraits. Nor are my images impressions or abstractions of physical objects. I create a visual impression of something that only exists on the computer screen. The images trigger something in my brain that says "I like this". It is an emotional response to a visual simulus. It is seeing something for the first time, something that does not exist, and can not exist in the physical world. I do not analyze it, I just feel it.

I use the mathematics of chaos to create these images. Perhaps these images reveal a relation between chaos and the brain. Or perhaps the mathematics is just a tool that reveals something deeper. In any case, the art communicates something that can not be communicated by words or other means. It shows how my brain is wired, or how my emotions work. It is done by reference to something that did not exist in this world until I put it on the computer screen.

When others view my art and say "I like it" there is discovery and communication. How does this image without any reference to the physical world trigger similar feelings in different people. Perhaps our brains are wired in a similar way and we share that emotional response. Or perhaps it is a shared glimpse of a non physical realm, an alternate reality. Another plane, and another way to communicate.

So it is more than nothing. But do not analyze it. Just enjoy.

e hinrichs, 1998.


Personal Data: I am married with two teenage daughters. I live in Idaho
where I am Director of Engineering for Micron Electronics, a large computer manufacturer.































The three pieces on the initial page of the catalog are works by the artist created for exhibition at the Rave Webmuseum.  As such this show serves as the unveiling of these Hinrichs fractal masterpieces unto the Web and thereby contributes tangible visual works of art endemic only to online Cyberculture.  This "Rave Series"  has  been inducted into the permanent collection of the Cyberculture Art Museum. The online museum is exclusive to art  pertaining to the Internet as subject matter.

Earl Hinrichs is an artist to watch as we journey into the next millenium, on and off the Internet.  His mind  masterfully engineers math logic into visceral paint,  creating visionary delights never previously discovered or explored.  Hinrichs is a pioneer in trail blazing the next generation of fractal imagery within the fine arts digital frontier.

The aritst lives in Idaho and is Director of Engineering for Micron Electronics, a large computer manufacturer.

Rodney Chang, Ph.D., Curator