So I spent three months in Bali and Java this past spring. Most of that trip is documented on another of my blogs.
My time in Indonesia, from a professional perspective, was wildly successful. I am quite pleased with the photographs I made, as well as the different collaborative projects I developed.
When I returned, as an attempt to “commemorate” my trip, I got a tattoo of Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge and creativity.
The tattoo is based on Balinese depictions of Sarawati, and I see it as a sort of offering. My time in Indonesia was remarkably successful and productive, and I see the tattoo as an offering, to keep the momentum and energy of my creative in intellectual life alive – both Indonesia and at home.