Lately I've been fascinated with the idea of art being Language; more importantly, an individual artist's style being characterized as a language. When an idea is being communicated either abstractly or literally in the arts, there should be present an almost tangible alien quality that makes the piece solely the creator's. "Almost" is important, because there should also be present something familiar to prod the observer to learn the language or even convince the observer that they may have already known the language in a previous life, so to speak.
This is a new tattoo I gave myself today. I see these shapes as individual artifacts that have been collected and set up in this order in which they are. Objects, symbols, significant and insignificant artifacts to be studied ever so curiously.