Kaz Maslanka


"As an artist, my interest in correlating experience through language spawned my desire to study mathematics and physics. I am currently pursuing my interest in using mathematics as a language for art. I serve the concept of polyaesthetics and mathematical poetry by viewing mathematical equations and the variables within the equations as capable of providing the structure for metaphors. This freedom transforms equations for uses other than scientific by freeing equations from the boundaries of denotation and opens up a new world in the realms of connotation. Mixing poetics in the structure of mathematic equations enables me to blend the aesthetics of poetry, science and mathematics. With phrases embedded in the mathematic equations, one can construct relationships between the phrases that can bring a linguistic richness to subjects that normally not use mathematics as a language, e.g. cultural, spiritual, etc.."


“A Peano String; A history of spiritual stories ”

2008, Digital image, 16"x 20" including frame

This work is a polyaesthetic poem inspired by the tensions in the Middle East and was created using the 5 Peano axioms serving as a paradigm of an incremental list. (Natural Numbers) Furthermore, the mathematical structure also serves as a vessel for the metaphors which point at biblical stories from the Levant.