I experiment with 3D models of such polyhedra and use their internal mathematical rhythms to create my works. I have conversations with 3D geometric spheres. I ask them questions they have never been asked, and coax out replies that are the basis for my images. The geometry is made of cold math, but it's capable of producing emotion provoking images. My contribution is like that of a curator. I find scenes that seem to already exist inside these spheres and bring them to light for others to see. In the process, a part of me comes through with the geometry.
Paul Petersen studied painting at UCLA with Richard Diebenkorn and William Brice, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He did post graduate study at the Art Center College of Design. He's had careers as an art director, watercolorist, and medical illustrator. His technical proficiency in computer graphics has put him in a position to explore a new area of abstract geometric image creation he calls "Spherical Art". He began his exploration of this method in 2015.