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Past and future are tightly connected, and tattoo art is a great illustration of this terrestrial link especially evident in New Zealand tattoo artist Georgie Williams' work.
Williams has traveled for two and a half years to extend her artistic universe and find inspiration in her Maori heritage, which gave Georgie the intuition that body and tattoos are a natural alliance. Fused with her interests in architecture, nature, and technology, the two elements created a unique style that sets Williams' tattoos apart. The artist tells Konbini:
"My tattoo art reflects my philosophy of being and living. It is born from experiences of new moments, cultures, people and places, a way to get new perspectives, ideas and experiences of the world that we live in."
If her abstract blackwork is reminiscent of the tribal tattoos of Maori culture, their geometry definitely possesses some cybernetic vibes. Williams' tattoos blend natural elements and electronic circuits, a good way to decorate "human beings 2.0."
"I feel that technology and art are two ever-present parts of the contemporary society we live in. They are both a way of experiencing and a way of interpreting the world in the form of communication, expression and representation."
To create her tattoos, the artist works closely with each of her clients, building from what they bring in as a source of reference, which highlights their own connection to the world. According to Georgie, "this dynamic between me and my clients, and human form, in general, has helped shape my style and my way of working."
But contrary to technology's physical aspect, Williams' work is infused with spirituality and designed to be bigger than life. Georgie conjures evolution referencing the mutations that humans and animals have gone through in order to survive. In other words, her tattoos are a way to find harmony with nature while preparing for the new world.
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