Art Exhibit at Advocate Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington IL

Life Pulse digital abstract art
Life Pulse digital abstract art by Jim Plaxco

Monday 01/11/2010 saw me setting up an exhibit of my digital art at the Advocate Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington IL. The art exhibit will run through April 4, 2010 and is sponsored by the Northwest Cultural Council's Corporate Gallery Art Program.

For the sake of consistency I had to decide on what style of art to include in the show. My choices were either astronomical art, space art, or abstract art. I chose abstract art as that was most likely to have the broadest appeal. Note that some of the abstract art I create is done using a technique that I term algorithmic gesturalism. To elaborate, in algorithmic gesturalism I make use of an algorithmic based art program of my own creation which takes as input the "brush strokes" of my hand. Two examples of this technique are Geometer's Dreamscape and Finding My Center of Gravity – neither of which appear on my web site.

Included in the art exhibit are four new works of art that I have not previously exhibited:

  • Life Pulse
  • Impression of Water Lily
  • Bionic Cnidaria
  • Microscopic Metropolis

The five other works of art in the exhibit are:

  • Geometer's Dreamscape
  • Shades of Escher
  • Harmony of Spheres
  • Contemplating Infinity
  • Finding My Center of Gravity

Of the nine works of art, the only one listed on my web site is Contemplating Infinity. Unfortunately I just haven't been able to find the time to post more of my art to my web site. I should make that a belated New Year's resolution.

The Illustration: Life Pulse

I created Life Pulse, a 20 by 15 inch abstract, earlier this month. The idea for this painting came to me while sitting in a doctor's office in Arizona last month and watching the ever changing pattern of lines on an EEG display. Wave like yet irregular, long periods of tranquility with brief bursts of storm like activity. That was the inspiration for the painting Life Pulse.

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4 Responses to “Art Exhibit at Advocate Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington IL”

  1. Jayde says:
    January 19, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I love the look of Life Pulse. It is very interesting and it is reminiscent of a heart monitor. I'll be checking out your art gallery as soon as I post this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Plaxco says:
    January 20, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Thanks Jayde. EEGs, EKGs, the visualization of sound all seem to share basic wave-like characteristics.

    I have given thought to a pair of follow up pieces contrasting turbulence with tranquility. Hopefully I will get time to work on them in the very near future.

  3. Shannon says:
    June 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm


    I'm wondering how you even got you art into a hospital. I have a project in which I paired black and white images I took with my 4×5 with pages of text from a memoir I wrote about my experience with childhood cancer and disability. And thoughts would be helpful.


  4. Plaxco says:
    July 17, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Hi Shannon,
    My art exhibit in the hospital was a result of my being a member of the Northwest Cultural Council Corporate Art Gallery program.