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Dirty Hands

Art & Design

I recently experienced my 15 minutes of internet fame with these  pac–man-esque rings that I made, but received loads of flack via comments on various websites about how disgusting my thumb was.

What's coincidental is that just a few days before the whole "dirty thumb" debacle, I put out a call on my blog asking for artists to send me photos of their hard worked hands. I only got a few, and am still looking for more. Here are some I received, and a few more I found on the internet. I like to call the wee series, "By Our Hands We Live."

My lovely hands.
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Wool dyer extraordinaire, Gail Callahan's hands

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which produce wools like this:

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Hands belonging to a pastel artist I found on Flickr.
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A printmaker's hands, via Flickr.
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And lastly, a very cool poster  by  Roland Tiangco, that you can only make visible by rubbing inky hands over. Via Printeresting.
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See some more at my blog, and send me pictures of your hands!

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