Elsewhere in this weblog I’ve written about how much I admired, and continue to admire, R. Buckminster Fuller. Though radically different from each other, I hold him and Robert Anton Wilson in equally high regard.
I’ve long said that I’d eventually get a tattoo inspired by Fuller, just as I got a tattoo inspired by Wilson. I’ve been thinking about this for a few years. In my ruminations I decided that there were a couple of design elements that needed to be included. One necessary element, a depiction or reference to geodesics. I thought about domes, tensegrity towers, Dymaxion cars, Buckminsterfullerines…
The quote? “I am not a thing, a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process, an integral function of the universe.”
I like it. When will I get it? Sometime next year probably.
After seeing someone else with a platonic solid tattoo, I’ve decided to remove the shading from the icosahedron, leaving just the edges and vertices.
It should be much easier to tattoo and it should be much more legible.
I’m still not sure about the font and the spacing between the icosahedron and the text.