Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Temptation At The Asymptote

I have a new piece titled “Temptation” (below)

As you look at the graph of Y=1/x (above) you will notice the values become extremely large as you approach the asymptote where the value of x equals zero. At x = zero the y value becomes infinite (at the asymptote).

We have the same situation when we approach temptation. It gets stronger and stronger as we get closer to the object of our temptation and when you touch your temptation you lose the game. In other words the shorter the distance to your object of temptation the closer you get to the asymptote.

The form of the poem is an orthogonal space poem


Temptation 2006 Kaz Maslanka

5 comments:

banu said...

WATCHING THIS IS BETTER WITH LISTENING TEMPTATION OF TOM WAITS.

Kaz Maslanka said...

Thanks for dropping by Banu!

banu said...

We like the beautiy :)

Todd Smith said...

I just found "Temptation." I LOVE it!

All I needed was the title and the graph--I laughed out loud. That x and y axis say it so perfectly.

I'm so glad this is going to be in the show at Bonita Museum. Wish I could be there to see it myself.

Kaz Maslanka said...

Thanks Todd!

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