Bridges 2011 Regular Paper

From Lissajous to Pas de Deux to Tattoo: The Graphic Life of a Beautiful Loop
Douglas McKenna
(Proceedings pages 295–302)


The author re-implemented of a custom drawing technique—developed nearly 30 years ago for large pen plotter artwork—in order to redraw an aesthetically tuned, calligraphically widened, compound Lissajous figure, only to find it rendered a third time in an unusual medium for mathematical art: as a tattoo.