| Robert F. Kauffmann
was born in Willingboro, New Jersey, in 1963. Mr. Kauffmann earned
a degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University in 1987 and
currently works as a software engineer for Computer Sciences Corporation.
While still in college, Mr. Kauffmann
developed his own artistic style, inspired by his background
in computer science and mathematics as well as the work of the
mathematician B. Mandelbrot, inventor of fractal geometry, and the
graphic artist M. C. Escher. Mr. Kauffmann's designs portray visual
paradox using mathematical structures as expressive tools. He calls
this style Mathematical Surrealism.
Kauffman's graphic art has been
featured in numerous shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York
City, and other venues nationwide. His work has also won a number
of awards and been published in various periodicals.
Kauffmann has also produced a
number of animated films including "Animated Shorts" (1995),
"The Masque of Ollock" (1999), "Osama bin Lobster (2002), and "Food Chain
Inversion" (2003). Kauffmann's films have won awards and have been screened
in various film festivals nationwide.
Kauffmann's career as a writer
is comparatively recent. His first published work is
of Ollock based on his film of the same name.
This fantasy epic in octet form is now available from Arx. He is at work
on a sequel entitled The Curse of Borello, which is currently being
serialized in The Tarpeian Rock.
Mr. Kauffmann currently resides
in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.