David Rose was born in New York City in the 1950s. He received a BA in Music History from the University of Wisconsin, and taught meditation for 20 years. Rose worked as a software developer for 15 years; he began life as an artist only recently, at the time of his retirement in 2010. His aim is to invent digital software techniques that produce colorful, original abstract images with interesting geometrical structures and shapes, working mostly with vector-based images. He perceives most digital art as “vapid,” and so he challenges himself to make things that are original and speak of a human heart and mind behind what is machine-made. His work explores the connection between mathematics, nature, and art. Rose is interested in the application of random numbers to both color and shape, and many of his works are the result of utilizing this methodology in the programs he writes.