tattoo_sketch

the above was created using a combination of hand drawn boundaries and algorithmically determined filling (adapted from the algorithm outlined by Kenny Vaden here):

  • each bounded subregion had 150 random points generated inside of it
  • some additional points were added to select regions based on preference
  • each of the points in every subregion was connected to its closest 20 neighboring points
  • in some cases, connections crossing the shape’s outline was not allowed. in others, it was encouraged

the design was finalized after a couple years of periodic consideration, attempting to find a design with personal meaning that captures the following large ideas:

  • mathematics: specifically complex systems, information theory, and self-organization
  • neuroscience and biomechanics, especially biological systems and hierarchies of systems
  • mental expansion via a wide range of experiences
  • generative art

placing:

  • inner bicep of left arm, area ~6in sq

the original image was a sketch from a friend of mine:

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