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Hands of Creation
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 4:41pm, Jul 27
Culver City CA United States
8 Comments


My Vision of Peace
The Hands of Creation series manifested from my teaching transformative art to vulnerable and emotionally troubled children at a mental health agency in the Bay Area. I was looking for a way to honor the creative powers of my amazing students. Because of privacy issues I was not allowed to photograph their faces. So I decided to take pictures of their creative tools —- their hands. Through the Hands of Creation project, I seek to honor that state of the soul where the artist/child experiences the ultimate liberation, which is the act of creation itself. It is my way of honoring the children's essence and creativity, and counteracting apathy. My portraits are the revelation of the “other” to many viewers who know little about the struggles these children face. They bring to light the horrific plague of abuse that exists in our society. Through my practice and my teaching, I attempt to heal the wounded soul and to empower these magnificent and marginalized children.


Medium
Photography-giclee print

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awaken2sun     4:56pm, Jul 27

awaken2sun

A hand says so much. Your story, and their story, and your story together is so beautiful.


lisarasmussen     7:19pm, Jul 27

lisarasmussen

Thank you and Namaste! Awaken 2 Sun. I really appreciate your comment.


lisarasmussen     7:20pm, Jul 27

lisarasmussen

FYI that is portrait of Tamoni, he was only five.


gailweissman8     7:54pm, Jul 27

gailweissman8

I love this one what an amazing journey...


shawnkat     3:50pm, Aug 09

shawnkat

Thank you for your strength, for the very essential work you do; sharing art's healing power with those children who need it so badly. Beautiful photo.


ckay     6:52pm, Aug 15

ckay

Creating in and of itself creates a peace.


mschrisd     7:56pm, Sep 01

mschrisd

Very beautiful image! This really tells a powerful story.


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