Richard Blum began to seriously explore the world of computer graphics after retiring from his software business. Raised in Pittsburgh, he graduated with a Masters degree in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University. His undergraduate degree was entitled: The Application of Computers to Art, Literature, and Music. His advisor was Nobel Prize winner Herbert Simon.
Most of Richard’s professional work focused on developing multimedia software including drawing and animation applications, and educational software for children. A longtime practitioner of meditation, Richard is now utilizing computer graphics to explore inner worlds. His interest is creating objects which appear photographically realistic but which cannot exist in the physical world, such as objects which defy gravity or are comprised of light. He considers himself an explorer; when he encounters an inner object of interest, he captures it in the form of an image, similar to a photographer capturing a beautiful scene.