These are the commission works of a family that wanted to have a hand portrait of each member of the family, grandparents, parents, a son and a daughter of three generations.
Luckily, they are all healthy and alive. I met them and took their hand photos for reference.I made them in clay. They are 30% bigger than the real hands, because they shrink a little when casted in bronze. Also, I wanted make them life sized. I realized that bronze sculptures look smaller then real mass sizes from my experience because of the material’s character.
Hands are very interesting. I believe that they express the owner’s character and also, their history of life, somewhat more than regular portraits.