Every once in a while I get a very cool request: someone asks if it’s okay for them to get some of my art tattooed onto their body. Is this the ultimate compliment? I think it is! Can you spend the rest of your life with my artwork inked into your skin? I’d be honored! Will I send you a nice crisp JPG of the art to work from? Absolutely! Will you please send me a picture of the finished tattoo?
Um, no. Not usually. Sooooo disappointing. But not this guy! G. Charles, you rock my world. Not only did G. send me photos, he came to my opening at Copro Nason and doffed his shirt while a small crowd snapped away with their cameras. G, did you ever know that you’re my hero?
If you aren’t familiar with the original painting, this is “In the Garden” :
Folks, I love the tattoos — PLEASE oh please send me photos.