About the Artist
Hello, I am a computer artist Richard Swika. My work for the past 40 years has revolved around one central theme: "The synergy between Art and Technology." This undoubtedly stems from the fact that I am by profession a software engineer and at heart an artist. So naturally, I used the best tool at my disposal to create art: the digital computer. I was fortunate enough to be at the forefront of the computer revolution and quickly discovered that there is no better tool than the computer for creating my art. Transforming pure thought into something physical was always the goal of my art, and now it was within my grasp. By day I learned everything I could about computer programming, mathematics, and design, while by night I applied what I had learned to my many creative endeavors. What previously had existed for me only in the abstract was now tangible. With the help of my computer, I was able to turn my ideas into physical objects to be observed, touched, felt, enjoyed, shared and understood by others.