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105 Artists' Hands
203mm x 254 mm. 170 pages. Softback.
Orders for this book can only be sent to the UK, please do not order outside the UK.
At the heart of this exploration of hands are 105 photographs of artists’ hands that Cally Trench made between 2018 and 2020. The project emerged from a fascination with her own hands:
“I had often drawn them, and I wanted to look at other artists’ hands. Hands are as individual and as expressive as faces; they have as much variation and character.”
In this book, the artists themselves write about their hands, their lives and their work; they make clear the close and complex relationships of artists’ hands to their hearts, brains and eyes. In addition, there are entertainments, essays, stories, poems, projects, and pictures - all about hands - by over thirty of the artists. The book is a collection, an adventure, a cabinet of wonders.
First edition copies, signed by the author.
Victoria Lambert, Education and Careers Editor for the Daily Telegraph and award-winning journalist
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Cally spent two years meeting artists at exhibitions, in their homes and studios, or in parks and online during lockdown – seeing their latest work, catching up on news, eating and drinking, and, on one occasion, swimming in the sea.
"The photographs are all so unique and convey a lot about the artist's practices and interests through their hands."
Rosina Godwin, Artist
"What a wonderful collection of essays and photographs!"
Lydia Julien, Artist
"Such a fascinating project about hands and creativity."
Salma Ahmad Caller, Artist
"A really rich selection of actions and identities."
Annie Rapstoff, Artist
"Cally's photographs are full of character, of the artist herself and of the artists whose hands she has photographed, and tell us something poignant, significant, and new about artists' hands."
Philip Lee, Artist