Friday, May 31, 2013
A woman contacted me to let me know that she got a tattoo on her forearm, inspired by my jellyfish linocut. She explained that she found my artwork by searching for images of ukiyo-e style jellyfish prints, contemplated it for months and only discovered that I was the artist after she had completed her tattoo. I think the tattoo artist's translation of the image into line art, and her choice to have it in red, have made this re-interpretation her own. I'm flattered that my art turns up in a search for ukiyo-e (traditional Japanese woodblock printing) and that it spoke to her strongly enough that she would want a version as something so intimate, personal and permanent as a tattoo.
It's funny to me that there seems a theme of other people reinterpreting my art of late. Case in point: the knit version of my Mercator linocut. Wonder what's next?