Robert creates artwork and photography inspired by the incredible surroundings of the San Juan Islands and vicinity. Robert combines a background in engineering and science with the beauty of nature in his photography and artwork, sometimes writing complex programs to create pieces of art on his custom made CNC machine using the Processing programming language. His love of simple yet complex natural systems inspire his photos of vast landscapes, intricate close-ups (or macros) and the ability to capture some of life's spontaneous-precious moments. Robert has spent much of his personal and professional life asking questions about the systems at the core of our environment. His interest in a variety of disciplines from math, engineering and physics led to a PhD focusing on Chaos Theory and later a Masters Degree in Systems Counseling and Applied behavioral Science.