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The Love that Surrounds Me 1 & 2. Diptych 36" x 36" ea

Saturday, July 10, 2010

"The Hands of an Artist"

THE FOLLOWING MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL VIEWERS.  VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

"The Hands of an Artist" (or "How to Attract a Man in 5 Minutes or Less")

My hands.  Feminine they're not, they're worker hands.

I'm not necessarily self conscious of them in public, but I do make an effort not to draw attention to them either.  I love rings - have some really nice hand made ones - don't wear 'em very often though.

I've been working non-stop for the last two weeks preparing for an exhibition in downtown Vancouver with Lions Bay Art Gallery:  constructing panels, working with plaster, soaking rags, cleaning dusty floors, carving, painting, mixing various chemicals and materials, scraping and so on (and on...) but these digits dig it!


When one of my friends or family say that I've got "the hands of an artist", I know it's coming from a good place... they love me :) 


When someone else says it, I'm not exactly sure how to interpret it...  




It doesn't really matter anyway... I actually clean up pretty good.

(My dear mom bought me a manicure gift certificate - I guess she knew exactly what I'll be needing!)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chrissandra your hands create beautiful art work and only beautiful hands could create such beautiful art. Your hands are beautiful. Dave

CHRISSANDRA UNGER said...

Thanks Dave :) I knew you were a good friend. >> smile <<

lmarmstrong66 said...

You have a natural gift. Be proud of those hands, they're like a badge of honor and exemplify hard work and dedication to your art.

CHRISSANDRA UNGER said...

What a huge compliment Leah... thanks.
baci xx