Paper Tattoo


Using a tattoo machine like a pen, Jacob Dahlstrup outlines a skull and flowers on heavy watercolor paper.

Notes from the artist’s statement:

Key to my practice is a process of calculated spontaneity and pre planned coincidence through which I work primarily with a combination of drawing and installation. Through merging of material and context I explore the visual language of nautical folklore, which tells the story of faith, hope, love, and the struggle to get to the non-existing point in the horizon.

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Below: “100 hour drawing,” it took 38 days for Dalhstrup to draw this skull.
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Photos © Jacob  Dahlstrup

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December 20, 2010 Art Illustration Paper Art Tattoos