An 8x10 archival print with accompanying affirmation card with the following on it:
Be open to what you did not expect. Be open to handing over the reins to someone else. Be open to their differing opinion. Be open to suggestions. Be open to trying something new that could make you feel vulnerable or weak. Be open to the fact you might be wrong on this one. Be open to something more than what you are capable of alone.
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.