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Aradani Studios

  • $36.99

Available sizes:

8.5" x 11" open edition print (only at shows)
13" x 19" signed and numbered, limited edition print (out of 250)
16" x 28" signed and numbered, limited edition print (out of 50)

Want to purchase this artwork? Buy it directly from the artist at the following shows:

The Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Ohio Renaissance Festival

About the Piece:

This is the third 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.

Birth represents the creation of something from others. Just as the two hands spring forth from the palm of the middle hand, so to does that hand arise from the bottom hand.

My brother sees this piece as my rendition of the personal birth, or rebirth more precisely, of my artwork. During my years in graduate school I didn't devote much time to making art, however, it is now an integral part of my life, and growing more and more.

The original sold at Dragon*Con 2005.



Best Monochrome, Conglomeration, 2005.

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work has won numerous awards around the country, including the prestigious Chesley Award in 2006, for Best Monochrome Unpublished for his piece Nightmare.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. You can see his artwork at

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