Tattoo Commission For National Geographic Photographer Stephen ALvarez
Part of my work as an artist involves collaborations and commissions, ranging from pet portraits to tattoo and logo designs. One of my favorite collaborative projects has been working on a tattoo design with Stephen Alvarez, a photographer for National Geographic and a fellow Sewanee local. Alvarez has focused much of his recent work on documenting Paleolithic artwork around the world. This design is inspired by a cave painting of a wooly rhinoceros that Alvarez photographed in Chauvet Cave in France. I attempted to evoke the texture of the rock as a surface medium, while also capturing the original form and flow of the painting.