Gestures Series of sculptures, 2016. Synthetic Gypsum, Epoxy
Gesture (blackberries), Gesture (cherishing), Gesture (letter), Gesture (paper plane), Gesture (tree), Gesture (writing),
Each work in this series of life-sized sculpted arms and hands, performing small unremarkable everyday actions, is a tiny autonomous scene – a writing hand resting on a book, a hand throwing a paper plane, a child’s hand holding a bubble it’s just blown or a balloon on a string, a hand that looks like it’s about to plant a scaled-down tree, a hand offering a bowl of blackberries, two hands cupped protectively together, two hands holding a letter.
All we see is the arms and hands, apparently emerging from the wall; the figure to whom they belong remains completely anonymous. All the actions are very simple and ordinary. Thematically, they all depict the simple act - the small gesture, which despite its size, can still be of great poetic significance.