"Hands," 2015 - Present

Q: Can you tell me how this came about?

JB: Among the idioms was the common structure for phrasing simultaneous opposites, “on the one hand this and on the other hand that.” At some point I realized this could be an armature, a structure from which to hang the other idioms.

Q: But you called them dramas …

JB: Yes, they do describe polarities, opposites, incongruities where two opposites co-exist in the same space. There is a natural tension with this approach almost like boxing where there are two fighters in a ring both trying to prevail, or light and dark, or right and wrong, or vague this along with vague that.

Q: Is this why you have chosen to emphasize one over the other by the use of strong color so one idiom seems like it is the dominate one?

JB: Because one is featured more than another does not mean it is the winner, it just means it is a barker. The quieter idiom could be the stronger.

Hands - Applause

Hands - Applause

Hands - Both Hands

Hands - Both Hands

Hands - Clean Hands

Hands - Clean Hands

Hands - Finger Food

Hands - Finger Food

Hands - Finger Print

Hands - Finger Print

Hands - Give the Finger

Hands - Give the Finger

Hands - Glad Hand

Hands - Glad Hand

Hands - Hand Gun

Hands - Hand Gun

Hands - Hand Model

Hands - Hand Model

Hands - Hand Over Fist

Hands - Hand Over Fist

Hands - Hand Picked

Hands - Hand Picked

Hands - Hand-Me-Downs

Hands - Hand-Me-Downs

Hands - Handwriting, Finger Painting

Hands - Handwriting, Finger Painting

Hands - Handwriting

Hands - Handwriting

Hands - Helping Hand

Hands - Helping Hand

Hands - Holding Hands

Hands - Holding Hands

Hands - Index Finger

Hands - Index Finger

Hands - Painting

Hands - Painting

Hands - Shorthand

Hands - Shorthand

Hands - Slap

Hands - Slap

Hands - Sticky Fingers

Hands - Sticky Fingers

Hands - Taking the Law

Hands - Taking the Law

Hands - Touch

Hands - Touch

Hands - Wave

Hands - Wave

Hands - White Gloves

Hands - White Gloves

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