I feel immensely humbled when someone connects with my artwork and wants to carry it with them as an emblem. Tattooing creates a window for brief but ever lasting encounters with different character brought together with the sole connection of art.
The detail carved into the temple walls of Angkor Wat, Cambodia inspired this mandala design. My client message and asked to work this into a tattoo design, she was also well travelled and had been to many of the same countries I had visited during my trip, including Cambodia.
Hearing other peoples travel stories, experiences and advice is always so interesting & a great way to learn about new places.
Cambodia was a country steeped in wonder and surprise as well as a deep saddening history. Not knowing what else to expect, apart from the world famous Angkor Wat, we thought our time here would be short.
The people of Cambodia were one of the most welcoming we had met on our trip along with memorable locations. Secluded islands & clear waters to the South, jungle & caves to the north and ancient temples scattered throughout.
The grand structures and intricate detailing of Angkor Wat and the other temples within the Archaeological park such as the Temple of Bayon and Ta Phom allows you to fully immerse yourself into the culture. Ancient artwork of patterns and figures, many of which spark inspiration for artists all other the world. Gaining inspiration from these artworks first hand creates a deeper connection and understanding of the roots of the design.