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Clayton | by Royal Anthropological Institute's Education Dept.
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Clayton

Clayton's body art portrays love, admiration, and remembrance held dear. His right arm features the art of Pink Floyd, introduced, early in life by his father. The tree on his left arm contains two eyes, his parents watching over two leaves detached, his sister and himself, free.

 

A flow of wind circling his arm, embracing all, remembers the influence of his family on his character and being, encouraging him to live free and thrive. Within the wind, William Blake speaks, "If the doors of perception where cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite." Portraits of James Douglas Morrison and Nesta Robert Marley reveal Clayton's admiration for music.

 

His left leg honors Norman Keith Collins, better known as Sailor Jerry, whose creativity produced fine skin art, before today's advanced technology, and conjures memories of delectable, love at first sight, Pin-up girls the man penned.

 

Photograph and Text: Kasia Zmokla

 

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Taken on October 29, 2012