My literal interpretation of Carl Sagan’s “we are star stuff” quote, the latter part of which inspires me every day: “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”
The folds were drawn by Brian George and the tattoo done by Jared Bent at Rose Gold in San Francisco, from a photograph of Arp 273 group of galaxies. We wrote a whole blog post about it here: http://madartlab.com/2013/06/26/illustrated-anatomy-third-edition/
An homage to Darwin and the Galapagos Islands. Full sleeve.