Fruit of the Mind and Work of Human Hands

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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Fruit of the Mind and Work of Human Hands is an optimistic view of the job market and a tribute to all of the people who work hard every day. The work is a series of 12 wooden frames. From a distance, it appears as a rainbow of colors. A closer view focuses on the hands emerging from the frames; each is making a gesture representing a type of career. At the closest distance, every frame is decorated with designs and symbols which are associated with that specific career field. I chose the title as a commentary on how our jobs (past, present, and future) become parts of our identities and affect our lives in ways both subtle and profound. As a teacher, I hope that my students will have the opportunity to work in careers that they truly enjoy. As a friend and family member, I am constantly in awe of the variety of things that the people in my life do on a daily basis. I appreciate people whose work has a positive effect on their communities. This project is a tribute to all of you.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1'
  • Medium: Cast Plastic, Wood Frames, & Mixed Media
  • Width: 13'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 2'

Venue & Connection Information

This entry requires 13 horizontal feet of wall space at approximately eye level.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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