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    Direct Method

    PaulTim – 18 June 2020  

    91.44 X 91.44 cm

    Dedicated to Jerome Karle was born 18 June 1918, in New York City, NY. He began his university education at City College of New York, followed by Harvard University.

    One of his first jobs was an assignment on the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb.  In 1968 Karle became the Naval Research (NRL's) chief scientist for the Laboratory for the Structure of Matter.

     His search for an easier way to make fine structure of crystalline materials measurements led to developing the "direct method" of X-ray diffraction with Herbert A. Hauptman. 

    For this work, he and Hauptman were awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.


    PaulTim – 8 April 2019   

    46 X 32 cm

    Dedicated to William Henry Welch (April 8, 1850 – April 30, 1934) was an American physician, pathologist, bacteriologist, and medical school administrator. He was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was the first dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was also the founder of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, the first school of public health in the country. The Johns Hopkins medical school library is also named after Welch. In his lifetime, he was called the "Dean of American Medicine" and received various awards and honors throughout his lifetime, and posthumously.


    PaulTim – 11 January 2019

    24.69 X 48.26 cm

    Dedicated to Albert Hofmann. Born 11 Jan 1906; died 29 Apr 2008 at age 102
    Swiss pharmacologist who discovered LSD (-lysergic acid diethylamide). Working for the pharmaceutical-chemical department of Sandoz Laboratories he studied the plant squill and the fungus ergot for the purification and synthesis of their active constituents as possible pharmaceuticals. He originally synthesised LSD-25, lysergic acid, the central shared component of ergot alkaloids, in 1938. Hofmann continued to study active substances in natural products. On 16 April 1943, because of accidental skin contact with the substance while handling its container, he discovered the psychedelic effects of LSD. Illegal use in the 1960's led to its worldwide prohibition. He died aged 102 yr.

    Harmonic Analysis

    PaulTim – 26 December 2018

    124 X 75 cm

    Dedicated to Antoni Zygmund, Born 26 Dec 1900. A mathematician who created a major analysis research center in Chicago, and recognized in 1986 for this with the National Medal for Science. In 1940, he escaped with his wife and son from German controlled Poland to the USA. He did much work in harmonic analysis, a statistical method for determining the amplitude and period of certain harmonic or wave components in a set of data with the aid of Fourier series. Such technique can be applied in various fields of science and technology, including natural phenomena such as sea tides. Zygmund's book Trigonometric Series (1935) is a classic, definitive work on the subject.


    PaulTim – 0 January 0000

    95 X 54 cm

    Dedicated to Brahmagupta 

    Born c. 598 CE, died c. 668 CE) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer.

    Brahmagupta's Brahmasphuṭasiddhanta is the first book that provides rules for arithmetic manipulations that apply to zero and to negative numbers. The Brahmasphutasiddhanta is the earliest known text to treat zero as a number in its own right, rather than as simply a place holder digit in representing another number as was done by the Babylonians or as a symbol for a lack of quantity as was done by Ptolemy and the Romans. 

    Factoid: Most eras used with Hindu and Buddhist calendars, such as the Saka era or the Kali Yuga, begin with the year 0



    PaulTim – 18 February 2015

    114.3 X 76.2 cm

    Dedicated to and was completed on Alessandro Volta's 270th birthday.  Born (18 February 1745 – 5 March 1827) was an italian credited with the invention of the first electrical battery, the Voltaic pile, which he invented in 1799 and the results of which he reported in 1800 in a two part letter to the President of the Royal Society. With this invention Volta proved that electricity could be generated chemically and debased the prevalent theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings. Volta's invention sparked a great amount of scientific excitement and led others to conduct similar experiments which eventually led to the development of the field of electrochemistry.

    Alessandro Volta also drew admiration from Napoleon for his invention.




    PaulTim – 5 May 2016 

    127 X 76.2 cm 

    Dedicated to Vincent van Gogh. In May 1889, after episodes of self-mutilation and hospitalization, Vincent van Gogh chose to enter an asylum in Saint-Rémy, France. There, in the last year before his death, he created almost 130 paintings. Within the first week, he began Irises, working from nature in the asylum's garden. The cropped composition, divided into broad areas of vivid color with monumental irises overflowing its borders, was probably influenced by the decorative patterning of Japanese woodblock prints.

    DNA Black Box

    PaulTim – 8 June 2016 

    76.2 X 203.2 cm

    A Black box: Any comparatively small, black box containing a secret, mysterious, or complex process.
    Dedicated to Francis Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004). Crick a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 with James Watson. Together with Watson and Maurice Wilkins, he was jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material"

    Jumping Genes 

    PaulTim – 16 June 2016 

    76.2 X 203.2 cm

    Art dedicated to Barbara McClintock regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of genetics. In the 1940s and 1950s McClintock's work on the cytogenetics of maize led her to theorize that genes are transposable - they can move around - on and between chromosomes. McClintock drew this inference by observing changing patterns of coloration in maize kernels over generations of controlled crosses. The idea that genes could move did not seem to fit with what was then known about genes, but improved molecular techniques of the late 1970s and early 1980s allowed other scientists to confirm her discovery. She was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the first American woman to win an unshared Nobel Prize

    Wondrous Summer 

    PaulTim – 4 July 2016

    76.2 X 203.2 cm 

    My mentor, Charles Csuri turned 94 today!
    Happy birthday Chuck.
    I was inspired by Csuri's artwork,
    Wonderous Spring, 1992 shown below.

    Wondrous Spring, 1992

    Charles Csuri

    A work by Chuck Csuri, my mentor. Wondrous Spring, a relatively early work of the middle period, defines Csuri as a colorist and foreshadows the elegance of the artist later and recent works. Csuri credits his wife and creative companion, Lee Csuri, for his appreciation of beauty. I own an original PHS colograms of this work.

    Wondrous Whirlwind - Private Collection

    PaulTim – 14 July 2016 

    76.2 X 203.2 cm

    Born July 14th, 1918, Jay Wright Forrester is an American electrical engineer and management expert. In 1944-51 he supervised the building of the Whirlwind computer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for which he invented the random-access magnetic core memory, the information-storage device employed in most digital computers. He also studied the application of computers to management problems, developing methods for computer simulation.

    Spinning Electron

    PaulTim8 August 2016

    104.14 X 139.7 cm

    Born 8 Aug 1902
    Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was an English theoretical physicist known for his work in quantum mechanics and for his theory of the spinning electron. In 1933 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger.


    PaulTim – 28 August 2016 

    114.3 X 190.5 cm

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Born 28 Aug 1749; died 22 Mar 1832 at age 82
    German poet, zoologist, botanist and geologist who was both famous in world literature and an intellectual with an interest in science. He coined the term morphology to describe the systematic study of the structure of living things. His Zur Farbenlehre (On the Theory of Color, 1810), parted radically from Newton's interpretation of white light as a mixture of colors. Goethe took the position of a neptunist in geology. In biology, he saw all plant structures as modifications of leaf forms. However, he agreed with evolution whereby he viewed the origin of plants and animals as having followed specialization and differentiation throughout time to their present forms.

    Poetry and Truth - Dichtung und Wahrheit

    PaulTim17 October 2016

    105 X 63 cm


    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Born 28 Aug 1749; died 22 Mar 1832 at age 82.

    Digitalist Sunrise

    PaulTim14 November 2016

    114 X 190 cm


    Claude Monet visited his hometown of Le Havre in the Northwest of France in 1872 and proceeded to create a series of works depicting the port of Le Havre. The six painted canvases depict the port "during dawn, day, dusk, and dark and from varying viewpoints, some from the water itself and others from a hotel room looking down over the port".

    Impression, Sunrise became the most famous in the series after being debuted in April 1874 in Paris at an exhibition by the group "Painters, Sculptors, Engravers etc. Inc." Among thirty participants, the exhibition was led by Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley, and showed over two hundred works that were seen by about 4,000 people, including some rather unsympathetic critics.

    The painting was stolen from the Musée Marmottan Monet in 1985 by Philippe Jamin and Youssef Khimoun but recovered in 1990. Since 1991 it has been back on display in the museum.


    PaulTim – 5 December 2016

    76.2 X 203.2 cm

    Contains 8.21 billion rendered pixels. Completed on 5 December, Walt Disney's birthday.
    I met Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in 1984 while at Cranston Csuri.
    Disney films taught me the POWER of color and value working together in harmony.

    Synthetic Cognition

    PaulTim – 26 January 2017 - Cyber Art

    76.2 X 203.2 cm


    Wilder Graves Penfield (January 26, 1891 – April 5, 1976) was an American-Canadian neurosurgeon. He expanded brain surgery's methods and techniques, including mapping the functions of various regions of the brain such as the cortical homunculus. His scientific contributions on neural stimulation expand across a variety of topics including hallucinations, illusions, and déjà vu. Penfield devoted much of his thinking to mental processes, including contemplation of whether there was any scientific basis for the existence of the human soul.


    PaulTim – 8 January 2017

    112 X 297 cm

    Joseph Weizenbaum (8 January 1923 – 5 March 2008) was a German-American computer scientist and a professor emeritus at MIT. The Weizenbaum Award is named after him. He is considered one of the fathers of modern artificial intelligence
    In 1964 he took a position at MIT. In 1966, he published a comparatively simple program called ELIZA, named after the ingenue in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, which performed natural language processing. Driven by a script named DOCTOR, it was capable of engaging humans in a conversation which bore a striking resemblance to one with an empathic psychologist.

    A Dream within a Dream.

    PaulTim – 19 January 2017 

    141 X 106 cm

    Edgar Allan Poe


    January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849 was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields such as cosmology and cryptography.


    I visited Sullivan Island in the fall of 2009 and walked on the Grains of the golden sand.


    Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Dream Within a Dream,” published in 1849, explores the difference between the real and the imaginary. Within the poem, he illustrates a human life slipping away, trickling like “sand,” and implies that our existence is insubstantial, just an abstraction of the mind.



     Take this kiss upon the brow!

    And, in parting from you now,
    Thus much let me avow—
    You are not wrong, who deem
    That my days have been a dream;
    Yet if hope has flown away
    In a night, or in a day,
    In a vision, or in none,
    Is it therefore the less gone?
    All that we see or seem
    Is but a dream within a dream.


    I stand amid the roar
    Of a surf-tormented shore,
    And I hold within my hand
    Grains of the golden sand—
    How few! yet how they creep
    Through my fingers to the deep,
    While I weep—while I weep!
    O God! can I not grasp
    Them with a tighter clasp?
    O God! can I not save
    One from the pitiless wave?
    Is all that we see or seem
    But a dream within a dream?

    5 1948

    PaulTim28 January 2017

    112 X 297 cm

    Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known professionally as Paul Jackson Pollock , was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.



    PaulTim  – 11 March 2017 

    76.2 X 203.2 cm

    Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (March 11, 1915 – June 26, 1990), known simply as J. C. R. was an American psychologist and computer scientist who is considered one of the most important figures in computer science and general computing history.

    He is particularly remembered for being one of the first to foresee modern-style interactive computing and its application to all manner of activities; and also as an Internet pioneer with an early vision of a worldwide computer network long before it was built. He did much to actually initiate this by funding research which led to much of it, including today's canonical graphical user interface, and the ARPANET, the direct predecessor to the Internet.

    Hot Pi 1

    PaulTim – 14 March 2017

    90 X 90 cm

    Dedicated to Albert Einstein, was born on March 14, 1879. 


    Work was inspired by Pi (π). Pi is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter "π" since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as "pi".



    Hot Pi 2

    PaulTim – 14 March 2017 

    90 X 90 cm

    Hot Pi 2 is a second work recognizing Pi. Pi 2s composition has the two circle merging together in a more dominate composition.


    PaulTim76.2 X 203.2 cm

    24 April 2017

    AJean Charles Marignac,  Born 24 Apr 1817; died 15 Apr 1894  at age 76.
    Swiss chemist whose life work consisted of making many precise determinations of atomic weights suggested the possibility of isotopes and the packing fraction of nuclei. He began a study of the rare-earth elements in 1840, when barely 23 years old. In 1878, he heated until it decomposed some erbium nitrate obtained from gadolinite. Extracting the product with water he obtained two oxides: a red one he named erbia and a colourless one he named ytterbia. Thus he discovered ytterbium, and later was a codiscover of gadolinium (1880). By separating tantalic and columbic acids, he also proved that tantalum and colubium (niobium) were not identical. The last 10 years of his life he lay prostrate, suffering intensely from heart disease.


    PaulTim6 May 2017

    182 X 68 cm

    Synchronicity: Coincidence in time; contemporaneousness; simultaneousness. 

    Synchronicity is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. During his career, Jung furnished several slightly different definitions of it.Jung variously defined synchronicity as an "acausal connecting (togetherness) principle," "meaningful coincidence", and "acausal parallelism." He introduced the concept as early as the 1920s but gave a full statement of it only in 1951 in an Eranos lecture.


    Happy birthday: Sigmund Freud, 6 May 1856



    Cyclotron One

    PaulTim55 X 149 cm

    8 August 2017

    Ernest Orlando Lawrence (August 8, 1901 – August 27, 1958) was a pioneering American nuclear scientist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron. He is known for his work on uranium-isotope separation for the Manhattan Project, as well as for founding the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Chemical element number 103 was named lawrencium in his honor after its discovery at Berkeley in 1961.

    Tuxedo Park

    PaulTim – 4 November 2017

    65 X 155 cm

    Alfred Lee Loomis (November 4, 1887 – August 11, 1975) was an American attorney, investment banker, philanthropist, scientist/physicist, inventor of the LORAN Long Range Navigation System, and a lifelong patron of scientific research. He established the Loomis Laboratory in Tuxedo Park, New York, and his role in the development of radar and the atomic bomb is considered vital to the Allied victory in World War II. He invented the Aberdeen Chronograph for measuring muzzle velocities, contributed significantly to the development of a ground-controlled approach technology for aircraft, and participated in preliminary meetings of the Manhattan Project. Loomis also made contributions to biological instrumentation. Working with Edmund Newton Harvey he co-invented the microscope centrifuge, and pioneered techniques for electroencephalography. In 1937, he discovered the sleep K-complex brainwave.

    Dark Energy 2

    PaulTim165 X 124 cm

    18 December 2017

    Sir Joseph John Thomson, born -18 December 1856 – 30 August 1940) was an English physicist and Nobel laureate in physics, credited with the discovery and identification of the electron; and with the discovery of the first subatomic particle.

    Thomson was known for his work as a mathematician, where he was recognized as an exceptional talent.

    He was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1906.




  • EARLIER WORK 2013 - 2014 FOLLOWS

    Valley of Fire Dance
    PaulTim – 2014
    228.6 X 152.4 cm

    Inspired by the Valley of Fire Dance after a visit to the Vegas desert and Zion.
    Image has over 2 Trillion Pixels in it's rendering.

    Alexander Hamilton Portrait - Private Collection
    PaulTim – 2013
    152.4 X 101.6 cm

    Inspiration came from interest in the history of the American financial system.

    The origins of Wall Street are tied to Alexander Hamilton's plans for the financing of the new nation and the funding of its debt. 

    Creating the Bank of New York in 1784 and the First National Bank in 1790, he restored national credit from a bankrupt country.

    Break on ThroughPrivate Collection

    PaulTim – 2014

    203.2 X 152.4 cm

    Time is ticking by. Time is beautiful, each tick of the clock will never pass again. Enjoy every moment planning for tomorrow.
    Break on Through to the Other Side. Title credit: Jim Morrison.
    Factoid: In November 1966, Jim Morrison and the Doors produced a promotional film for "Break on Through (To the Other Side)", which was their first single release. The film featured the four members of the group playing the song on a darkened set with alternating views and close-ups of the performers while Morrison lip-synched the lyrics. Morrison and the Doors continued to make short music films, including "The Unknown Soldier", "Moonlight Drive", and "People Are Strange".

    Circular LogicArtist Collection

    PaulTim – 2013

    152.4 X 101.6 cm

    Circular Logic is used daily in advertising and news stories.

    Everybody KnowsPrivate Collection

    PaulTim – 2013

    152.4 X101.6 cm

    Everbody Knows Art dedicated to Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson.
    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
    Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
    Everybody knows the war is over
    Everybody knows the good guys lost
    Everybody knows the fight was fixed
    The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
    That's how it goes
    Everybody knows....

    That's how it goes....
    Song writers: Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson
    copyright Sony/ATV

    YOU ARE HEREPrivate Collection

    PaulTim – 2013

    152.4 X 101.6 cm

    Deep peace, find your now, you are here, enjoy it!

    Refreshingly Delicious

    PaulTim – 2014

    304.8 X 228.6 cm

    Refreshingly Delicious retail influences our sense of beauty. My spear rays stab into the Fibonacci Sequence Spiral.
    The Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence - 1123581321
    A young Italian mathematician Leonardo Pisano is better known by his nickname Fibonacci. Fibonacci in 1202, published a book titled Liber Abaci. That's Latin for "Book of Calculation."

    And though it doesn't necessarily sound like an overnight best-seller, it was a smash hit. Liber Abaci introduced practical uses for the Arabic numerals 0 through 9 to Western Europe. The book revolutionized commerce, banking, science and technology and established the basis of modern arithmetic, algebra and other disciplines.

    Numerals 0 to 9 had been around in Hindu and Arabic cultures for centuries, but the problem was, Europeans didn't really do business with the numbers!

    They recorded everything in Roman numerals and if they wanted calculations, they went down the street to someone who was adept at using a physical abacus.

    Free Flow

    PaulTim – 2014

    203.2 X 152.4 cm

    Juxtaposing free flow tag, twisted and shadowed behind bars of frozen insecurity and fear.
    Mankind daily walks a life motivated by insecurity and fear.

    Self Avoiding Walk

    PaulTim – 2014

    120 X 90 cm

    Self Avoiding Walk, the beauty of numbers.

    Peaceful Moment - Bouguereau Sisters

    PaulTim – 2014

    228.6 X 152.4 cm

    The 3rd work In my series of tributes to Bouguereau.
    Modern tension is juxaposed into a quite moment from the 1880's.

    Cosmic Miner

    PaulTim – 5 March 2015

    152.4 X 101.6 cm

    Dedicated to Ouyang Ziyuan, Cosmochemist and geochemist has already stated that the main goal of the China Space program would be the mining of helium-3, from which operation each year 3 space shuttle missions could bring enough fuel for all mankind for a year.

    Ouyang was born in 1935 in Ji'an, Jiangxi. He obtained a degree in geology at the Beijing College of Geology and a doctorate in mineral deposits and geochemistry at the Beijing Institute of Geology. Thereafter, Ouyang spent many years conducting studies in deep mines. He later studied nuclear physics and worked in a particle accelerator laboratory. He later put forward a hypothesis of the formation of iron meteorites, an evolutionary model of the formation of the meteorites which fell at Jilin in 1976, and a theory of multi-stage cosmic ray radiation history.

    Song of Innocence

    PaulTim – 2014

    228.6 X 152.4 cm

    A tribute to Virgin Comforter, Bouguereau Masterpiece 1875. The circle halo attracted me. I felt a sadness and an innocence, echoed from Songs of Angels. Shattered glass on the right, houndstooth on the left.
    De Pinna, a New York City–based men's and women's high-end clothier founded in 1885, included houndstooth checks along with gun club checks and Scotch plaids as part of its 1933 spring men's suits collection.

    Song of the Angels

    PaulTim – 2013

    330 X 197 cm

    A tribute reconstruction of Bouguereau's Masterpiece - Songs of the Angels 1881

    Time Spiral

    PaulTim – 2013

    152.4 X 101.6 cm

    Beauty is in the Numbers of the One, The Great Architect.
  • About


    About PaulTim:


    Abstract Expressionist PaulTim, says his first memory of creating art was when he was 4 years old. I would create art worlds on the condensation of a window. Today his "window" is a digital screen using techniques many Hollywood's special effects companies such as; Industrial Light & Magic, and Pixar use to create his fine art images. Paul first started designing broadcast animations rendered on VAX 780 1 mip mini supercomputers during the mid-1980's for Cranston Csuri Productions. Co-Founder of Cranston Csuri, Charles Csuri is recognized as the Father of Digital Art and Computer Animation by Smithsonian and MoMa. While at Cranston Csuri, Paul designed motion graphics for NBC, ABC, WCBS, MTV, and designed the first motion graphics of the Paul Rand designed IBM logo through IBM Agency, Lord Geller Federico, Einstein.


    During Paul's time in art school he received his nickname " PaulTim " a shortening of his full name Paul Timothy Conley. Paul was an instructor of computer art & animation and design of cinematography at CCAD from 1992 to 2008. He became a Computer Graphics Pioneer member of SIGGRAPH in 2012. Paul has served as a judge for the Academy for Interactive and Visual Arts for the past ten years.


    PaulTim's Art is available for exhibition and acquisition.


    To learn more visit PaulTim.com



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