Drawings from the 1980s
This phase is characterized by Hebert’s full time dedication to drawing with software since 1984. He initially worked with improved small computers and plotters, then in the late eighties had access to a large plotter, UNIX workstations, and better programming languages. With these resources, he created his first large pieces, most of which are ink on paper. According to the artist, at this time his personal style is emerging, “combining fluidity, complexity, lightness and clarity.” The artworks denote influences early chinese paintings and calligraphy, chinese lattices, and islamic tilings, as well as the writings of Benoit Mandelbrot and the book Tilings and Patterns by Branko Grünbaum and Geoffrey Colin Shephard.