Gettin' Handsy at Smithsonian's American Museum of Art

I wanted to share images from the installation I recently installed at the opening party for Irving Penn's Beyond Beauty exhibition here in DC. I was inspired by Mr. Penn's unique use of hands in many of his iconic photographs. The hands often look as though they belong to someone other than the subject being photographed and thus my installation of over 500 paper hands was born. You know what 500 hands means right? 2,500 paper fingernails!!!!!!!!!! It was a crazy undertaking but I couldn't be prouder of the result. I hope you enjoy the photo's and hopefully these hands will appear again in the future! Thank you to Morgan Hunterford West and Bright Young Things for commissioning me to make something! xo