An 8x10 archival print with accompanying affirmation card with the following on it:
Be free! Free your inner critic and distorted outside voices. Set free subconscious frustration for never reaching mythical perfection. Set free the heavy weight of fixing the world’s problems. Know that this noble fight or concern might actually be forgotten in years to come—and when necessary—set it free. Set free being right, so your hands can instead hold love and grace. Open tightly clinched hands and set it free.
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.