First up is this tattoo, on Brian's left biceps:
This tattoo is based on an illustration entitled "Every Night We Are Haunted by a Dream" by the artist Alfred Kubin (1877-1959).
|Jede Nacht besucht uns ein Traum (Every Night We are Haunted by a Dream), ca. 1902-03|
Pen and ink, brush, wash, and spray on paper
39.1 x 31.8 cm (15 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.)
Brian also had these words inscribed on his inner right forearm:
The words "Créer Dangereusement" are the French title of a 1957 essay by Albert Camus entitled "Create Dangerously". This "essay on realism and artistic creation" likewise spoke to Brian who acknowledged that "all art is a political act". It makes perfect sense, if you think about it, in that no great work of art was ever created by the artist playing it safe. It is those who created dangerously that are remembered as trailblazers and icons in their respective fields.
Brian had both of these tattoos done in Austin, Texas.
Thanks to Brian for sharing his artistic ink with us here on Tattoosday!