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Original Fine Art by Roman Verostko
Now showing several works at: 

Through the Looking Glass
April 15-30, 2000, Beachwood Center, Beachwood, Ohio.

Copyright, 2000. All rights reserved.

The Manchester Illuminated Universal Turing Machine

Paper Size: 22" by 30" 
Date: 1998.
Original pen plotted drawing on hot pressed Arches.  

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The Universal Turing Machine in Roman's  Manchester series is quoted from Roger Penrose’ The Emperor’s New Mind (Chapter 2) and consists of 5,495 binary digits.  These digits represent an algorithm, in expanded binary, for a "U".  This specific algorithm  holds a special place in the history of computing machinery since all general computers are Universal Turing Machines.  In the tradition of illuminated sacred texts this algorithm is presented as a valued authoritative text of our own times.  The form enhancements that celebrate the value of the text are generated with the artist’s code that requires the logic of  "U" for its execution, thus being a form of  “Turing on Turing”!   Click here for more on this series.

Two Thousand Improvisations,  #10001
Paper Size: 24” by 40”
Date: 2000.  

Original pen plotted drawing on rag paper

Each version, in the Two Thousand Scarab series, presents a unique sequence of two thousand improvisations individually drawn with pen and ink, line for line, without any repetitions. The two thousand improvisations are achieved with algorithmic procedures created by the artist. In this series there are no repetitions and each work within the series displays a unique set of pen drawn improvisations. The drawings for each version are penned with a single color mixed by the artist.

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Hildegard Visions, #C
Paper size:
23” by 29”
Date:  2000
Algorithmic pen plotted drawing on rag paper. 

This recent series evolved from a procedure the artist developed in the 1980's as a form of  computer automatism.   The original procedure, without the use of symmetries,  grew out of  the artist’s earlier work as a painter. The roots are found both in Dada and in early surrealist procedures such as the  “exquisite corpse”.  In the early twenties some surrealist poets played with nonsense  for generating poetry. The "exquisite corpse" was the random assembly of  blind word contributions of  its participants. 

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