Yet another homage to the master, M.C. Escher and his masterpiece, "Drawing Hands". This concept however goes a bit astray of Escher's; He was fascinated by the interaction of two dimensional and three dimensional objects, whereas in this image, both the hands and the clay are three dimensional.
Nevertheless, when an idea like this occurs to me I generally act on it. So when the idea struck me at 7:45 on friday night, I rushed out to Michael's Crafts to pick up a couple boxes of modeling clay. I didn't get around to working on the concept until last night around 9:30. The sculpting of the clay forearms took me about two hours. It took another thirty minutes to photograph the model and my hands. The post production took about 4 hours.
Exploring the new medium (clay) was really fun. :)