Digital print, 24" x 24", 2006.

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*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
equation.

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.."

kaz@kazmaslanka.com

http://www.kazmaslanka.com

**Another work by the artist**

Dog Dream is an expression within the Korean culture used to dismiss a disturbing nightmare as merely inconsequential. The poetic equation is in the form of what I call a 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 English translation for the Korean equation reads: “Dog Dream = Irrationality/Importance”

The image is a Julian fractal juxtaposed on a Sirius sky.