An 8x10 archival print with accompanying affirmation card with the following on it:
Focus on what you have. Focus on where you are. Focus on finishing. Focus on finding a focus. Focus on the weak spots that are so easy to ignore and painful to face. Focus on clearing out some hoarded clutter— literal or figurative. Focus on remembering that you are enough. Focus on things everlasting.
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.