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H Hartman Concentration


7in by 7in; watercolor and pencil; For this piece, I made the hand in black and white because I wanted the focus to be on the beauty of the flower. My concentration series focuses on how people interact with the world through their hands, and in this piece, I wanted to show how people can easily hold something that is beautiful and delicate.


7in by 7in; gouache and pencil; For this piece, I wanted to show how hands are often used to communicate with others. People use their hands to understand others through writing. I made the hand and pen in color with the writing in pencil to show that the importance is in the action of writing and trying to communicate rather than necessarily what’s being said.



9in by 7in; watercolor and pencil; For this piece I wanted to show how our hands directly relate to appearances. Not only do hands cause a hairstyle or clothes to be styled a certain way, the positioning of hands also gives someone a different appearance. If a girl is constantly twirling her hair, then others will likely think that she’s feminine and caught up with her appearance. In this piece the hand is in black and white while the hair and background is in color to show that the way the hand moves the things around it is more important than the hand in and of itself.


3.5in by 4.5in; watercolor and pencil; This piece is meant to represent how the bonds of community and love overcome the blandness of everyday life. This is shown through the hands being in color with the clothes and background being black and white.


14in by 11in; oil pastel; this scene is more abstract and shows a hand on a steering wheel at night. I made this piece because I wanted to illustrate how important hands are to transportation and moving around the world.


8in by 10in; colored pencil; this piece shows hands overlapping in different positions. It’s meant to represent how diverse hands can be and the variety of emotions, actions, and things they can display.

hand window

9in by 12in; watercolor and graphite; This is a painting of a woman with her hand on a window while looking away. It’s meant to represent how hands can be used as a barrier between connections.

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