# Kazmier Maslanka

"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.

digital print on paper

2011

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.