Kazmier Maslanka

Mathematical Visual Poet
San Diego

"As a mathematical visual poet, my interest in correlating experience through language spawned my desire to study mathematics and physics. Over the last 34 years I have been pursuing my interest in using mathematics as a language for poetry. Mixing poetics in the structure of mathematics equations as well as visual poetry/art enables me to blend the aesthetics of art, poetry, science and mathematics. With phrases embedded in the mathematics equations, one can construct relationships between those phrases that can bring a linguistic richness to subjects that normally not use mathematics as a language, e.g. political, cultural, spiritual, etc.

The Pedagogy of Moonlight
The Pedagogy of Moonlight
61 x 28 x 3 cm
Digital Print

digital print on paper
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 was created in Photoshop by me using a combination of digital painting techniques and photography.