Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Marked By His Humor or Disposition


Joseph Banks, the naturalist aboard The Endeavor, 1769, made the earliest written reference to Samoan Tatau: "I shall now mention the way they mark themselves indelibly, each of them is so marked by their humor or disposition".

I am afraid I made Alex late for standardized testing (after watching Soledad O'Brien's report: Don't Fail Me, and learning what a mess those tests can be, I am not sure this was such a big failure on my part.) I just had to snap a few pictures of his art, because in this instance, that tattoo is not indelible. Alex, sorry about the "late" part.


It's beautiful. Thinking of it, in consideration of it saying something about his humor or disposition, makes it an even more intriguing work of art. I can venture to say that his passion for art, design, robotics, engineering, and imagination are more than skin deep.


And does he wear his passion on his sleeve? Yes. Yes, he does.

6 comments:

  1. It's amazing - and it is a real work of art. Quite right of you to capture it before it disappears. (Hope the tests weren't too standardizing...)
    Ax

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  2. Wow, that's incredible! And beautiful.

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  3. That tattoo is gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. How did he make it?
    And - quite right - standardized testing, forced upon us though it is, reveals less than nothing about the taker. I can certainly attest to that.

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  4. in the first picture he looks quite a bit like a young Elvis! Love the art :)

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