Behind the scenes of the Manual Project. During a week’s artist residency at the Hospitalfield Arts Center in Arbroath Scotland I photographed about 25 people from all walks of life and many countries including Scotland, New Zealand, England, and Pakistan
Projects tagged with ''hands''
Manual Project Exhibitions
Sol Mednick Gallery, uArts, Philadelphia PA, August-September 2007 Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, November – December 2007 Cypress College Gallery, Cypress CA, October-November 2008 Artspace Gallery, Richmond VA, February-March 2011 Ironworks Gallery, Orange NJ, December 2011-January 2012 SCCC Gallery, Newton NJ, October 2016
Wet-Plate Collodion, Silver-Gelatin Photograms, Salted Paper Prints, Digital Pigment Prints, 3D printed PLA Resin sculptures, Artist Books, Trade Edition Book, salted paper prints 10"x8", digital prints 15"x22" and 40x52", sculptures up to 5x8"
MANUAL is a collection of portraits of people from diverse backgrounds, occupations, ages, and cultures from around the globe. In each hand portrait is a study of the person’s dominant hand, revealing evidence of how they have lived, who they are, and what they may become. It is a collaboration between photographer and subject to expose their hands and their personalities. Without the distraction of faces, these images become honest and deeply perceptive portraits, reflecting the lifestyle, habits, and sensitivity of each subject.
2007 - Ongoing
Installation includes 21 3D printed PLA Resin Sculptures ranging from 13.5" to 8.5" tall, 1 Bronze sculpture approx. 16" tall, 180 14"x11" Silver Gelatin Photograms
Ascent explores this evolution from today’s analog man to tomorrow’s digital man. As today's environment of digital interrelationships evolves from history’s analog world man continues to change and adapt. In my Ascent project, I utilize historic analog photographic processes and cutting edge digital modeling technologies to create 3 dimensional digital sculptures from 2 dimensional analog photograms. The technologies evolve similarly to the evolution of man.
Blog posts tagged with ''hands''
imagery of human hands
What are you doing?
What we’ve been doing…. Lisa and I presented our work for the Peters Valley Artist Talk Series on May 5th, 2021. I love to talk about my art but talking about myself is excruciating. It was a wonderful opportunity to explain how my various projects relate to each other and fit into the context of …
Ravages of Time
I was asked to do a couple of hand portraits to raise money for a worthy cause: Write on Sports – an organization that teaches inner city kids to write by writing news articles about sports. Back in 2005 I photographed about 100 people for my MANUAL Project. But I hadn’t done any “hand portraits” …
Gimme a Hand!
A time lapse video of making a hand sculpture using the Makerbot Replicator 2. The process was involved: At the Digital Atelier in Hamilton NJ we created a plaster cast of my hand and then made a high resolution scan of the plaster cast. The file had to be edited to cut the hand at …
Patterns in Rahway
18 of Bill’s “Assemblages” from 1985 will be in the PATTERNS exhibit at the Arts Guild of Rahway September 16th – October 12th 2007. The opening reception is Sunday September 16th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Arts Guild is at 1670 Irving Street, Rahway NJ 07065. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1- 4 …