Monday, November 3, 2008

The hand Project XIX: Sweetness and light





Encima de mi mesa, en unas carpetas, aguardan su momento nuevos capítulos del Proyecto Manos.
Cuando todo comenzó no pensé que un proyecto tan personal acabaría extendiendose a la gente que está al otro lado de la pantalla. Pero así ha sido. Ahora, sois parte de mi rutina diaria, de mi paisaje personal.
Como no creo que fuera posible reflejar las manos de tanta buena gente que pasa por aquí, a través de un sorteo surgieron unos cuantos nombres afortunados.
Con la excitación de los nuevos proyectos también encima de la mesa, este proyecto quedó ligeramente aparcado, esperando el instante de inspiración, de nuevo deseo.
Soy incapaz de plantearme el dibujo como obligación, sino como disfrute, así que ha pasado cierto tiempo hasta que me ha apetecido dar nuevos pasos.
No es casualidad que haya sido con las manos de Aran. Ya os hablé de nuestro encuentro, y desde entonces he pensado en sus manos muy a menudo. Le observé manejando su cámara, esa con la que fotografía sus dulces obras, esa mirada que encuentra tanta luz en lo que vé. Así que cuando puse unas manos perfiladas frente a mí, fueron las suyas.
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On top of my table, inside some folders, new chapters of the Hand Project await.
When this project
began I didn't think for a second it could extend to the people on the other side of the screen. But that's what had happened. Now you are part of my daily routine, my personal landscape.
Since I don't think I could draw all the hands of so many good people that pass through this blog, I randomly drawed some names to be included in the project.
But I was too excited with new projects on my table, so this one I put aside momentarily, waiting new inspiration, new desire. I'm truly unable to sit in front of a drawing as something compulssory, instead of entertaining, so some time has passed until I felt like stepping into this project again.
It's not a coincidence that I set my eye on the hands of Aran.
I have already told you about our blind date
and ever since we met I've thought of her hands often. I watched her while she was photographing, the same hands that take those magnificient picture of her sweet pieces, the eye looking for that special light. So the first outlined hands that I picked and put in front of me were hers.

Today's music:
The New Year

21 comments:

esther said...

que bonito lo has contado

Raquel Gratis total said...

ay que preciosidad de blog tiene!!! lo apunto entre mis favoritos!

Jorge said...

Jajaj, que punto... he tenido que irme a su blog para verte la cara...

Esti said...

jorge, ssssshhhhhh......

Miss Rosenthal said...

Son preciosas! No me esperaba menos de las manos de Aran!
Un beso grande, se echaban de menos tus manos

Aran said...

ESTI... QUE SORPRESA!!! No sabes la ilusion que me ha hecho, de verdad. Me permites que guarde la foto? Me ha encantado encontrar la pequena frase... "Music will save me". Me recuerda a lo que los Papas Fritas dijeron de su nombre hace unos 10 annos... "Papas Fritas / Pop Has Freed Us". Pufff.... tengo el felicianismo subido!

lady desidia said...

Me maravillas...

raining sheep said...

That is so sweet Esti. Aran's hands should be immortalized in a picture because from them come such scrumptious beautiful and comforting desserts.

swiss said...

brilliant! been waiting for too long for more of these!

aimee said...

these are beautiful! aran must be a lovely, charming person, because these hands certainly are :)

Alexandra Hedberg said...

Yes, me too - I have been waiting to see more from your hand project. Do you have an exhibit planned for these? Book? It's such an interesting project and great art works.

Thanks for voting for me at saatchi!
"strong and disturbing" you wrote about my painted women - and that's how I see them too... I love ambiguity, but not everyone can see it.

ChusdB said...

¡Bueno, pues espero otro sorteo en otra ocasión! Aunque yo, Esti, sí que empiezo a imaginar cómo serán las tuyas...
Besos

Ciara said...

Ah, glad to see a return of this wonderful project Esti! These truly are beautiful.

lisa s said...

it's so nice how you connect to others through this project

Marie-Louise said...

Happy me!

FruensWerk said...

:)....I love these...and the hole project..but you know that?
Sometimes good to put things aside (not piles of mess though) haha...and return with new eyes...

●• Tiny Red said...

preciosas!!!

jimena said...

esti! como me gusta como escribis!!!

Alex said...

Your work on hands are AWESOME!
One of the EDM members, Angie was so excited about your work and posted your website all across the group, and I am really glad that she did it too, as it is a great theme to be working on!
Wish you many success in your work.

Sharon said...

I learned about your blog and the hand project througn a post on the Everyday Matters drawing group, and I'm so glad I did. Your hand project is wonderful. I love it! Can't wait to come back and look at more of your projects. Thanks for sharing!

Antonia Ruiz said...

Mujer, tu proyecto me ha cautivado hasta tal punto que motivada por él he pintado mis propias manos. Tu trabajo es una fuente de vida para quienes tenemos la fortuna de contemplarlo.
Un abrazo desde Medellín.