Can anything mean more to us than the touch of a loved one, the embrace of a friend or holding the hand of your child, or lover?

How we touch each other, how we make contact is essential to our humanity. When our children are babies we hold their hands, they grip our fingers with fierce connection. We hold our children’s hands to help them learn to walk, to teach them how to cross the street, to guide them into a bigger world. When we grow to adolescence we hold hands with our friends, then with our romantic interests, a much more intimate act. As we age our children hold our hands, to help us stand, to steady our walking, to help us cross the street and to guide us into the end of life.

There are as many ways to touch as there ways to be human, and this body of work is an attempt to connect to those connections and explore our humanity.

 

 

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