LizM @ HarborArts: Basque dock tattoo

In this year-long project with HarborArts, I created a large series of tattoo designs stained into the cement surface of the main pier at the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina.

The object is to draw people on a walk out the pier facing the panorama of the harbor and the Boston skyline, along a series of 19 large tattoo designs stained into the cement surface underfoot, that point out different places and peoples we have been connected to by sea during Boston’s history.

Started in September of 2013 as a live painting event at the HarborArts Festival, we completed the project in the fall of 2014 as a thousand-foot long series of connected designs that begins in the Shipyard parking lot, and is a part of the Boston Harborwalk.

See the official project page here: Docktattoo.com 

Compass Rose design on the end of the pier, part of Connected By Sea by Liz LaManche

Shown below, the original New England Sailors piece, as seen in June 2014.

2014 New England Sailors: "Connected By Sea" by Liz LaManche: dock tattoo

 New England Sailors dock tattoo design, "Connected By Sea": the 1000-foot tattoo project at Harbor Arts Boston

The pier is a part of the Boston Harborwalk.
The pier is a part of the Boston Harborwalk.