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Craig Merchant's avatar Craig Merchant

My project is a time-based piece that I hope will be captivating to a large audience. The art will be in constant motion throughout the entirety of Artprize. It consists of several "hands" made with latex gloves that are installed floating on water. The hands have a small mechanism inside which allows them to move and turn freely through space, making each viewer's experience unique. The rhythmic motion of the hands can be heard as they move, creating a mesmerizing and hypnotic sound that will reach even further into the viewer’s senses. Each hand is illuminated from within, providing another interesting element. Although the piece may take on a variety of interpretations, it was designed to represent a movement: A group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, or artistic ideas. I hope the viewer is inspired to translate the artwork into their own life and current events in our society. "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." -Helen Keller

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 3 feet
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: 25 feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 15 feet