An 8x10 archival print with accompanying affirmation card with the following on it:
Ignite a unique spark that will fly into someone else’s heart. Ignite a routine to burn through the mundane. Ignite innovative ideas to help those around you [the ultimate masterpiece]. Ignite connection with others where you can *know* you are seen and known. Ignite hope for new beginnings instead of only grieving the past. Ignite the fire within you and then put it in appropriate places [no burning yourself by trying to hold it in your hand too long.] Ignite a creative fire and then *do the work* to feed the flame. And even when you only feel the cold ash—ignite hope.
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.