Tuesday, June 9, 2009

News from the Field: Agelio Batie's Hand that writes...

Image Courtesy of Agelio Batie

One of our favourite blogs at Field Notes is the Quo Vadis Blog - all about planning, people and paper, who posted recently about May's 2009 US National Stationery Show.

Image Courtesy of Quo Vadis Blog

The highlight was mentioned in this post about San Francisco sculptor and artist Agelio Batie's incredible drawing hand sculpture. The drawing hand is made totally from graphite and is both a poetic metaphor and a functioning tool with all points of it's surface able to draw and write.

Image Courtesy of Agelio Batie

We agree with the guys at Quo Vadis that it's probably not an everyday item - how could anyone happily erode such beauty and craftsmanship? - but it is an unquestionably accomplished sculpture - a reminder of the creative capacity of the hands and the importance and meaning of writing.

Image Courtesy of Agelio Batie

Agelio also has other sculptures in the series, so check out his work.

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