Art thrives on structure. As a mathematician, my goal is to understand hidden structures and relationships within and among mathematical objects. Few mathematical objects are as fundamental as whole numbers, and among those, the prime numbers form the building blocks of the rest. Their appearance as factors of whole numbers is one of the fundamental and immutable facts of the universe. This project is an attempt to use the structure furnished by the prime numbers as a skeleton that words turn into a breathing being.

To write your prime number poem, simply type in a word or phrase corresponding to each prime. For a sample, click here

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