An 8x10 archival print with accompanying affirmation card with the following on it:
Be held in unconditional love— seperate from the tethers of feeling needed.
Be held in the quiet stillness of existing without duty.
Be held by confidence in all that makes you worthy of love even on your worst days.
Be held in that real vulnerability [not masked by sacrifice or humility].
Be honest when you feel weak, used, or unappreciated and be held.
This series explores the relationship between our physical actions as they are motivated by our inner selves. Influenced by the nine words on the Enneagram, each hand represents a growth action to combat these nine fears and egos.
As a child I was fascinated with dance and how body lines can create meaning. Now as a writer and calligraphy artist, I have come to appreciate how the simplest line or a single, powerful word can nearly tell a whole story.
"Enneahands" uses imperfect, organic shapes and continuous line to tell the beautifully flawed but neverending story of our human struggles. In the final print, all the hands in their uniqueness come together to create balance and synergy as a stronger complete circle.