Each person has a “Treasured” possession representing love, pain, survival, or has the ability to stir a multitude of emotions for the individual. The hands and items combined become unique, poignant moments for not only their owners, but those fortunate enough to view these images.
Essential to everyday life, hands caress, toil, greet, soothe, clap, dig and clench, depending on one’s emotion. Hands are the first human element to welcome a newborn entering the world - and usually the last thing clasped when saying goodbye before joining the afterlife.
It is the story of what hands cradle through life that intrigues both artists. Not only the form of the human hand – with all its flaws, lines, scrapes and scars – but its ability to cradle objects essential to the person holding it.
The images shown here are representational of the works currently being created. The
ongoing series of images will be photographed throughout the summer of
As with Niedzwiecki's previous ArtPrize 2009, 2010 and 2012 entries - the final exhibit will be designed to fit into the environment offered at our ArtPrize venue at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Therefore, no final measurements have been specified at this time.
The entry is meant to be shown as series / collage. We plan to produce 16-24 images. The final entry pieces will be custom-created just prior to hanging, and designed to fit the space requirements provided by Westminster Presbyterian.
Fortunately, the venue has excellent lighting, so the funding will be used for the purpose of the artwork creation.
The images need to be professionally finished and mounted onto a brick surface. They must be reproduced on high quality photo paper, then presented on black gator board (or framed) in a manner suitable for this temporary exhibit. If the pieces are not framed, DuraCoat will need to be applied to protect the prints from potential handling by visitors.
The end treatment of the artwork will be determined based on final availability of funding available.Should we match or exceed our goals, we may consider higher-end treatment such as full framing.
Risks and challenges
Our project is extremely time-sensitive and must be completed no later than the first week of September. Because both Stacy and Jeannie are busy freelance business owners, our biggest challenge is finding the time to set up the photo sessions and interview our subjects.
Leaving our offices to go out and work on the exhibit actually creates a delicate balance between taking less freelance jobs - or working 24/7 to get the exhibit created around our client work.
Having this additional funding will help lessen the burden of expenses incurred from traveling to multiple locations - while being less available in our offices during the bulk of the project creation time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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