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This series investigates hands using disparate materials such as paint, collage, plastic and photographs.  Specifically, the lines of palms are isolated and transferred onto paintings and fabric or incorporated into drawings and collage.  Their transformation through scale and repetition into configurations with bodily and topographic implications results in micro/macro points of view that connect humanity to the landscape, as well as one another. The intersection of heart, head, fate and lifelines recalls, for me, the complex relationships found in novels and epic poetry.  Except, in the case of my work, the stories embodied by hands are connected visually through composition and layering rather than page and verse. The process also includes memories and feelings associated with the people whose hands I photograph.  

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