Monday, 23 December 2013

duality

As a big fan of biology and technology, Julien's tattoo depicts the constant battle between the two conflicting aspects of his personality. The organic, fluid, intuitive, vs the cold, logical, rational...these opposing sides working together to create both a necessary and inspiring duality.






Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Stimmapparatvibrato

German poet, Walter inspired us greatly with his focus on phonology, semantics and his ability to physically feel words. Using parts of his poems we depicted the main focus of his poetry- the importance of the phonetic structure and the spoken word... semantics stimulating cognition whilst the sound of the language evokes emotion.  Exploring the ability of the hands to functionally transform your mind into written language, and illustrating both his relationship to music and its influence on his poetry as well as the music of the language itself. 

 'Literature must be the axe to break the frozen sea within us' - Kafka






Wednesday, 11 December 2013

roots to wings

Brasilian Marina travelled from Italy where she has spent the last eight years studying arts and architecture. An important cycle in her life is about to close as she returns to her native land where she spent her childhood days developing a strong affinity with nature whilst immersed in her surreal and magical world.


Often dreaming that she is lost in a strange place speaking a strange language, she feels as though she is two halves of a whole - the organic and emotional and the geometric and rational. The tattoo represents  the union of these two worlds.