## Kaz Maslanka |

Digital print, 11 x 14, 2008.

This is an example of what I call a
"Similar Triangle Poem" but could also be described as a
"Proportional Poem". The "Similar triangle" idea is used only
to help those who are more art oriented to visualize proportions. All of
these proportional poems are in the form of "a is to b" as "d is to
e". In addition, one of the variables is chosen to be solved and the
poem is displayed as a result. The visual images within this
polyaesthetic work serve synergistically in the conflation of the
mathematical and visual aesthetic experience. The image is a photo shot
by me in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Digital print, 11 x 14, 2008.

This is an example of what I call
a "Similar Triangle Poem" but could also be described as a
"Proportional Poem". The "Similar triangle" idea is used
only to help those who are more art oriented to visualize
proportions. All of these proportional poems are in the form of
"a is to b" as "d is to e". In addition, one of the variables
is chosen to be solved and the poem is displayed as a result. The
visual images within this polyaesthetic work serve
synergistically in the conflation of the mathematical and visual
aesthetic experience. The image is a photo shot by me in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kaz Maslanka, Artist /Poet/ Engineer

San Diego,
California

"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."