the book of hands

The Book of Hands is a creative exploration of the many ways we as individuals use our hands. Almost every human action we perform uses our hands in one way or another, yet they are often taken for granted. They are a mode of self-expression, a tool in our everyday lives and a way of self-protection. Presented through a book of images and a short film, I have chosen to reflect the beauty behind each and every fingertip. My inspiration flows through the crooked fingers of my 91-year-old grandmother whose hands tell the story of the struggle behind a life well lived. By exploring how hands are used in everyday life, I have come to realize that our hands are our identity. Featuring Annie Prokop, Gary Helps and Lizzie Renaud.