The palm of this red hand contains an eye. The texture suggests a stone carving, but the point of view suggests the viewer’s hand. The image of the eye in the hand appears in many cultures and art traditions. Some believe a charm like this protects the viewer from evil. To someone who works or creates with their hands, the image speaks to the power of their creative vision. Perhaps it can even see into our future, which we also hold in the palm of our hands.
Acrylic on canvas.
You will find the sculptural inspiration for this monochromatic hand painting at the Atlanta airport. The color here is Dioxazine Purple, with some white and black. We’ve really enjoyed studying light with just black and white paint, and that got us thinking about what might happen if we continued the same approach with just one color.