UNT is offering free Saturday events to inspire creativity in kids! Info here on my blog for Discover Denton.
One of the beauties of doing different creative activities is managing the workspace. Just finished my first ever quilt! Also did a photography job! And the Out of Touch show came home! All of it ended up in the studio, which is really an unused bedroom. Today, I was hoping to paint, but giving the inner artist room to work is the first step.
New work is currently showing at tAd gallery through December 8. This show features the mannequin hands photographs, which depict the times in our lives when we stop being present and mindlessly flow through our days.
This work of photographing and painting hands examines our relationships with each other, the environment, and ourselves by focusing on one of the crucial differences between us and other species: our hands. Hands appear in this art as symbols of emotional connections to our world. They clasp the hands of others as proof of communication and bonds with other people. Combined in a group they form other objects, such as family trees. Birds rely on the structures of the hands as other species are interconnected with humans. We relate to our environment based on our interpersonal relationships and how we were raised.
Hands also perform the rituals of everyday. They connect us to our surroundings and are the tools that we use to interact with our world.
Although the concept remains the same, the media used to create the art varies as the body of work grows. Images begin as raw photographs and then become a painting, a digitally manipulated photograph, a video, and/or an installation. The outcome of each piece depends on the individual message of the work, as well as the space in which it will be shown.