Graphite Drawing Hand
Whether drawing lines or inscribing words, the act of making marks lures ideas into the physical world. This all graphite hand is sculpted in San Francisco by Angelio Batle and can be used to write or draw without getting any stains on your hands.
It's not the pencil that draws, it is your hand.
Whether drawing lines or inscribing words, the act of making marks lures ideas into the physical world. Hands perceive and reveal things that our eyes and conscious minds may never know. We discover things about ourselves and our thoughts by engaging the hand in a mark-making process.
The Drawing Hand has two versions: a cast of the left hand or a cast of the right hand. Either one can be used no matter which hand is dominant.
More to the Story
San Francisco conceptual artist Agelio Batle’s Drawing Hand is both a poetic metaphor and a functioning drawing tool; all of its surface can write. Committed to making art from materials that are part of our daily experience, the artist originated this work by casting his own hand in graphite, each day for the calendar year 1999, which was the base for the first version of the Drawing Hand. Wishing to share the insights gleaned from that sculptural process with a wider public, he similarly cast his children's hands to create this second version.
Drawing Hand suggests that our own hands have the innate capacity to be creative instruments. An object full of innocence, desire, pleasure and human potential, it invites you to access your imagination and discover infinite possibilities.
- The piece measures 4" L x 2" W.
- The packaging measures 5.25" L x 3.75" W x 2.75" H.
Safety & Care
- Made from graphite.
- Handle with care; polish with clean, dry, soft cloth.
- Keep out of direct sunlight and away from heat.