Bridges 2024 Exhibition of Mathematical Art, Craft, and Design

# Lawrence M. Lesser

## Artists

## Statement

I love creating art to explore or synthesize mathematical content for myself, my students, the public and, ideally, to connect with the real world. My mathematical art includes roughly 200 published mathematical songs, lyrics, or poems. Poems can take a visual turn and I’ve published some (including a differently-titled earlier version of my current piece) in venues such as the mathematical visual poetry blog curated by Kaz Maslanka, who kindly provided technical help. I especially love when the very structure or shape of my art embodies mathematical concepts, and as a mathematics education researcher, my mathematical art is in dialogue with my view of the process/struggle of learning concepts.