HAND AND RIBBON BOOKS

This was a unit working with ink texture studies...hatching, cross hatching, stippling, and visual texture designs. Students were asked to draw their hand holding a ribbon. The ribbon flowed from the center of one side of the paper to the center of the other side and winding around the fingers in between. All hands were copied on the copy machine with enough copies for each student in the class to have one from each class member. These were bound together accordian-style into a book form. You can see below how the ribbons flow from one page to the next.

After making our books, students casted their own hand in plaster gauze. These hands were painted and glued to their book front. The books were bound with their original ribbon.