A Show of Hands Exhibit 2016
A Show of Hands is an exhibit I created for a solo show at Pleiades Gallery in Durham where I am a member artist. The glass hands were made using the lost wax technique. These current works explore human life cycles and the passage of time from one generation to the next. Mother Nature’s Daughters was conceived after examining four generations of changes in hand skin topography and patterns from age 8 to 95 and after contemplating the changes in women’s lives over the past century. Where did we come from, how do we think about age and time, and how have women’s lives changed. Do we show it in our hands? I Can Still Play is a metaphor for life. Will I ever be too old to play? The Hand of Time asks the time, forgets the time. Twist of Fate is a newer work about love lost or found that wasn’t finished for this exhibit but fits.