Larry Schulte was born in Kearney, NE, in 1949. He received a BS in Mathematics and a BA in art from Kearney State College, and a PhD from the University of Kansas. He moved to New York in the 1980s, and has exhibited widely since then.
The unique silkscreens shown here are part of Schulte's "Chaos Series". These works were created while he was artist resident at the Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL, and are based, in the artist's words, on "the idea that unrelated patterns, printed on top of each other, in any order or color, can result in beautiful structured patterns."
A series of six different 12" x 12" images, based on an air conditioning duct layout, a graph of a heartbeat, and other structured layouts are printed in varying sequences and colors on top of one another. Some images are made up of just a few layers, and others as many as twenty. Despite being produced as silkscreens these works were not produced in editions and each is unique.
Schulte's works are in the collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; New York Public Library, NYC; New York Historical Society, NYC; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS and many others.