Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Rule 42 Show At The Bonita Museum

I am happy to be a part of the Rule 42 show curated by, Oceanside Museum of Art curator, Vallo Riberto.

Here are the show posters for the Rule 42 Show at the Bonita Museum:



Here are the works that I will have in the show:

The following was a page in the calendar published by the American mathematical Society

This poem was nominated for a pushcart prize in poetry by the magazine ZYZZYVA

The following was published in the book, "Strange Attractors" Poems of Love and Mathematics by Glaz ands Growney
Newton's Third Law In Karmic Warfare
Golden Fear

Pandemic Meditation


Psycho-Vectors #3

Visual Kinematics Study Equal Moment Yet 7 times a difference in Velocity


Delusions of Control

Congenital Wisdom

Beginners Mind

10000 Dharmas return ...

And an interactive computer program / mathematical poem

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The Dificulty In Bridging The Genres of Mathematics and Poetry

    The creative process is one of bridging concepts together to create an expression. I have always wondered if I was indeed bridging mathematics and poetry. So, I put a poll together on this blog to query the readers and find out what end of the spectrum they reside. It turned out that the blog consistently had a 50% split between both mathematics and poetry for the 5 years the poll existed. I feel lucky to have landed in this spot yet, existing in the cracks of genres is never a popular place to be. That said I feel confident that bridging is extremely worthwhile. Creativity is always spawned in the cracks of genres. 

    I would like to share evidence of bridging this gap between the institutions of mathematics and the institutions of poetry. On one hand I had a poem published in the "page a day" calendar for the American Mathematical Society. Here is the letter requesting the poem for Basho:

    Here is the mathematical poem Evelyn chose for the calendar:


    And on the other hand, I had one of my mathematical poems nominated by the prestigious literary journal ZYZZYVA, for a pushcart prize in poetry. Here is the letter notifying me that the poem was nominated:


    Here is the math poem they nominated:

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Blessing Of Rajneesh

 For Hyon Gak Sunim

Similar Triangles Poem done in January of 2021

What Is Wet?

 A meditation in similar triangles form

Summer of 2020

Pandemic Meditation Spring of 2020

 This piece is a similar triangles poem that was inspired by the stress experienced during the pandemic of 2020. In January of 2022, The Journal for Humanistic Mathematics will be publishing a paper that analyzes this piece using the language of cognitive linguistics. For the Rule 42 show I am including a link to the submission here: A Cognitive View Of Pandemic Meditation


The Caveat of Capitalism

This piece was done in the spring of 2020 and inspired by the politics of the day. It uses the similar triangles form.
In addition I spoke in detail about this piece published in Karie Ross's book, Artists, Art and Story. Purchase it here: clickhere


Shoebox Projects Call and Responce - Spring of 2020

 This work was a collaboration between myself and Coleman Griffith sponsored by Shoeboxprojects of Los Angeles California. The method we used was that Coleman provided me a photo and I manipulated it and provided a mathematical poem to accompany the new image.  I used the similar triangles form for all of the math poems.

The Heart Sutra in Similar Triangles

 This version executed in the spring of 2020


    This is a pencil drawing done around January of 2020. Inspired by the a story of the struggle of a young person who was born with both sets of genitalia and yet, was forced to grow up as a girl due to the person's mother cutting of the child's penis as a baby. When the person became around thirty years old they were confused due to being convinced that mom made a mistake and the person is really a man.
    When trying to understand this person from a distance one experiences this person as normal yet, the closer one gets to this person the more difficult it is to make out their identity. This is the same experience one gets from looking at the drawing show here. From a distance it looks fine -- even to the point that you can tell the person is wearing glasses. Yet, up close it is hard to tell it is a person at all.
The mathematical poetic form used is a "Similar Triangles Poem" and you can find tools to understand the mechanics of this form here:Similar Triangles Poems. In the vernacular, the poem can be read as "The Lost Soul is to a Cosmic Nursery as Being On An Ocean Raft is to Times Square. (NYC) or it can be read as The Lost Soul is to Being On An Ocean Raft as the Cosmic Nursery is to Times Square.


Poem for Niels Bohr

 I have been really behind on my blog and am trying to catch up. This piece is a similar triangles poem done in December of 2019

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Peter's Equation on Dharma Math


There is a great paper published by the Journal on Humanistic Mathematics by Kien H. Lim (University of Texas at El Paso) and Christopher Yakes (Salem State University) and that delves into this equation here:



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