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8.5" x 11" open edition print
11" x 14" open edition print
18" x 24" signed and numbered, limited edition print (out of 250)
About the Piece:
This is the second piece in my Gesture series, a series of works that use imagery of my own hands. I start with a basic concept, one that by definition is concise and easily understood. However, these concepts often are viewed differently by each of us, as our experiences and point of view greatly affect our interpretation and personal meaning of these ideas. From this simple concept, I use the images of hands to build upon the idea and make it my own.
Life symbolizes the idea that it is our relationships with others that form the basis and meaning of our lives. The two hands represent different people. The hands interact and intertwine, just as we have friendships, relationships, and bonds with others. The basis of life, represented by DNA, stems from the relationship of the two hands.
The original sold at the Fall 2005 show of Nashville group, Untitled.
About the Artist:
Paul and his brother Michael opened Aradani Studios in 2002, selling both their artwork and costuming as they travelled all across the US. Paul’s medium of choice is charcoal, a passion he discovered in college. He loves the fluidity of it, the ease of moving it across the page with a simple gesture, and on the flipside, the challenge of it, such a simple gesture can also erase hours of painstaking detail. Paul’s work has won numerous awards around the country, including the prestigious Chesley Award in 2006, for Best Monochrome Unpublished for his piece Nightmare. He currently resides in Nashville, TN, where he, his brother, and sister continue to expand and build their elf ear empire.