Edie Nadelhaft Paints What Artist Hands Look Like

By: Megan Facciuolo - May 16, 2014
References: edienadelhaft & designtaxi
Artist hands tend to be full of calluses and overworked from the constant use of clay and paint brushes. New York-based artist Edie Nadelhaft's created a series of paintings that look like up-close photographs of hands. Her hyperreal series is aptly titled 'Flesh' and makes reference to different artists' hands.

Their hands are full of contours, lines and skin folds from years of hard work in the creative industry. However, they can be easily related to anyone whose career involves manual labor. The paintings are a unique and microscopic approach to our biological surfaces. They are meant to send a strong message of the "vitality and vulnerability that characterize the human's physical existence."

The artist also makes a point to show the worn hands as a positive aspect because in today's digital world there is less hands-on work -- unless using your fingertips and thumbs to type and text counts.