Thursday, May 15, 2008

The hand project XI: communication

Erin's hands

Erin fue de las primeras en hablar sobre mí en su blog. Como no la conozco personalmente, tan sólo puedo dejarme llevar por mis impresiones de ella. A través de su forma de escribir emocionada, de su entusiasmo y de su dedicación a encontrar la belleza en lo más recóndito del mundo virtual, he dibujado sus manos. Es la primera vez que hago las manos de una desconocida, ya que para mí es importante tener algo que contar de la persona. No será la última vez.
Nos separa un océano y nos unen unas manos, un momento, una conexión, un ir y venir de palabras, imágenes y sensaciones.

Erin was one of the first bloggers to feature my blog. Through her moving way of writting, her enthusiasm and her strong will to look for beauty everywhere in the virtual world, I have drawn her hands. Since I don’t know her personally I just had to follow my impressions of her. It’s the first time I draw the hands of a stranger. It won’t be the last time. For me it’s important to know the person. Well it feels as I know her a little.
There’s an ocean between us and a couple of hands getting us together. It’s a moment, a connection, words back and forth, images and sensations.

Today's music:
Jesse Malin, Tindersticks, Belle & Sebastian...

15 comments:

Aran said...

Que bonito... es sorprendente como los blogs unen a la gente y eso lo digo yo que siempre he sido una desconfiada. Que regalo mas bonito le has hecho.

Y me han entrado unas ganas de escuchar "Traveling Light" de Tindersticks...

alix said...

muy bonito Esti! la historia y le resultado. Estas manos tienen mucha fuerza. Saludos!

Jill said...

So cool, Esti! Erin must be very happy with these! I love Belle & Sebastian too..

Kelly C. said...

SO sweet. and cool. what a beautiful piece.
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i just cannot tell you how amazing i think this project is.

design for mankind. said...

OMG Esti--- you have this SPOT on. The elements of nature, the floral accents--- the illustrative nature.

This makes me cry. Truly. I'll proudly display these on my walls for years to come. THANK YOU.

lisa s said...

i'm so glad you will continue to do "strangers" hands....

Esti said...

erin, I'll be mailing you your hands in higher resolution soon. I'm glad you like them.

Thanks everybody.

Christine said...

You add new dimensions to this project every day:)) It's so great.
I was very moved by the post on your mother's hands.

karin said...

You've found so nice symbols for the communicative character of Erin( I guess, you're absolutely right in how you see her :)

instantanés said...

Lindas ... e tuas palabras también ... Lindas ... mucho ...

Mrs.French said...

Such an honor...you are an amazing person and artist.

Kirsty said...

These are so wonderful - I love everything about your hand project.

FruensWerk said...

COOOL THING... :D

A Print A Day said...

this is such a cool project esti! i love it!

magda moda said...

que lindas ilustraciones... es como tu propia version the palm reading.. buenisimo!