Monday, September 5, 2011

Healing Hands

Hand and Leaf
acrylic on paper
9" X 12"

The set of artistic tools we are born with—two hands—can be used for well or ill. And from ancient times to the modern era, we can see the results of both.

In my personal history, I have seen the positive power of touch. Both my parents were nurses, dedicated to helping and healing people.

In the last few months, as my Mom recovered from a heart attack and by-pass surgery, I again witnessed the importance of healing hands in the medical field.

Some of these thoughts occurred to me when I worked on my recent painting, “Hand and Leaf.”