In my twenties, on a whim, I asked people who came to visit me to draw their self-portraits, so i ended up with an art pad that contained their pictures. And I tried it out a few times myself. I recently re-discovered the pad, so here’s a self-portrait of me from 44 years ago. You can see the outlines of the portrait on the other side of the paper bleeding through.

Math and Magic


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While sorting through things at home, I came upon this illustration of me done by a former student, Jian. Wish I could remember his last name. I taught him math, and he knew I liked magic, so he included math and magic symbols in the background.