This is a tattoo I designed for my brother. It’s torso-sized (A3 paper) and took a while. This drawing for me is particularly special because it incorporates so much of my brother’s life and I felt that in drawing it I got to know him a lot better. We spent time together discussing how the design would take shape and what he felt was important to include. My favourite part is in the bottom right-hand corner – the intertwined thistle and rose (the national flowers of Scotland and England).
Yesterday I watched a time lapse video of neurons forming connections under a microscope, which is how new thoughts are created. The shapes reminded me of how the frost patterns develop between the window panes on an aeroplane.
Photographs of Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, exhibiting at Queen’s Park, Brighton, UK, 19/05/2019