William Latham was one of the first UK artists to use evolutionary computation methods, blending organic imagery and computer animation software to model the process of evolution. His work brings the worlds of art and science closer together to create organic forms using a series of computer manipulated transformations. He describes the process as making the artist become ‘like a gardener’, allowing them to choose and breed what they like. His work has similarities to the mathematical precision and surrealism of M.C. Escher and Yves Tanguy and has influenced styles of graffiti and fractal art.