My name is Venkat, short for Venkataraman. I am a retired academic living in Rochester, NY. I previously taught mechanical and aerospace engineering, and during my career, developed skills and expertise in mathematical modeling, optimization, numerical methods, and computer programming.
I have always loved creative art and design. In addition to my engineering work, I developed a passion for using mathematical modeling, in particular Bézier curves, patches, and volumes, to create digital graphics. For those who are hearing about Bézier curves for the first time they are used to define mathematically smooth and aesthetic curves. They were first used to define the shape of an automobile body. These curves were initially useful in my technical research, but their smooth and clean look captured my fancy and led me to explore their use in decorative art. My creations are therefore completely mathematically defined and filled with color. They are coded and executed using general purpose technical software, such as MATLAB, Octave, or Python.