A HAND CLAPS, A HAND WAVES
A Hand Claps, A Hand Waves is inspired by poem written by the poet Elia Abu Madi titled "Oh how you complain - كم تشتكي" which addresses the idea of positive thinking and the energy that can be generated from just that. By viewing the world with positivity you can see the mundane things in life as testaments to beauty and achievement. In his poem he describes the leaves of the tree as they flap and move in the air as hands that clap at times and that wave. The poet is able to see this because of his positive outlook.
In my artwork I depict a set of open hands that are placed on a background of clocks. The open hands bring across a feeling of honesty and transparency but the clocks in the background, although barely visible, cause a friction in the relationship between the two elements sharing one space. Where the hands are honest and open the clock is a symbol of time that can always betray. Depending on how you view the artwork, you can see the positive or negative in the imagery. I invite you to use your positive energy and try to embrace the beauty of honesty and openness.
Produced in 2009 - Medium: silkscreen ink on Archival Giclée print on Hahnemule paper. Dimensions 70 by 200cm Editions 3