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mount tai in blue mist (2000)
pen and acrylic ink on bfk rives, 24.5x19.5 on 40x30in.

drawings in the 80s

full time dedication to drawing by software from '84 on.

improved small computers and plotters. in the late eighties, a large plotter, unix workstations, better programming languages are available: first large pieces. works are mostly ink on papers. the software explores several paradigms and metaphors, and a personal style is emerging, combining fluidity, complexity, lightness and clarity.

from paris to lawrence (ks) to santa barbara (ca).

first solo show at pierre chave gallery in vence, france (1988).

first participation to the siggraph art gallery in boston (1989).

influences: 'tilings and patterns' (grunbaum and shephard), 'fractal geometry of nature' (benoit mandelbrot), early chinese paintings and calligraphy, chinese lattices, islamic tilings.

our intention is to affirm this life, not to bring order out of chaos or to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we' re living, which is so excellent once one gets one' s mind and one' s desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord.
(john cage)

creative commons license jean-pierre hébert contact. (20 Apr 2008)