In our modern world we use our hands in very limited ways. I am typing this text but it makes no difference if I hit the keys hard or with only the slightest touch. I could be creating these words on a tablet which requires even less physical effort. Yet, when I do art, I need to learn how to use my hands in a different way. However hard I try my emotions will come out in the marks I make. There is a mysterious communication between eye, brain and hand.
I did this study to prepare for a larger picture of Jesus. While I was doing it I was struck how much he used his hands. To heal and touch, to wash feet and prepare food. His hands became an extension of His spirit.