On February 26, 2015 morning, after long battling with his serious illness, great friend and colleague Slavik Jablan passed away. He was a mathematician, internationally renowned specialist of visual mathematics, knot theory, symmetry studies and a number of other interdisciplinary fields. As one of the founders of Experience Workshop Math-Art Movement, Slavik has done a lot for the popularization of experience based mathematics education and learning mathematics through arts.
Several joint publications, like books, art albums, articles, education materials, exhibits and a lot more plans, which now remain unrealized, show the central role of Slavik in the Experience Workshop Math-Art Movement. Slavik taught to many thousands of children, youth and adults to recognize and discover the miracle of patterns in our world, to understand the mathematics behind the structures, and that the thinking and creating is primarily mean to play, and miracles can be created not only by the nature or by genius artists. We all are able to create miracles by patient attention towards our environment and towards each other.
Dear Slavik, we continue building the labyrinth of mathematics and arts and pass along the knowledge of labyrinth-building for future generations, as we have learnt it from you!