Digital print, 24" x 24", 2006.
The piece titled “Temptation” is reminiscent of the function ‘f(x) =1/x’ whereby function ‘blows up’ at the asymptote when the distance (or x) is 0.
The poetic equation is in the form of what I call an orthogonal space poem because of the way it is visualized in a Cartesian coordinate system. All orthogonal space poems are in the form “a = bc” the same as F=ma, E=IR and d=vt.
The ‘Tibetanesque’ image is fractal based using a bastardized Mandelbrot
Kaz Maslanka, Artist and Mathematical Poet
"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 polyaesthetic 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.."
Another work by the artist
The image is a Julian fractal juxtaposed on a Sirius sky.