By Michael Henninger
Oakland, California: Rat Art Press, 2008. Edition of 10.
14' x 18" x 11" open. An ac8.5 x 10.25"; 36 unnumbered pages. Digitally printed. Hand sewn pamphlet. Signed and numbered by the artist.
8.5 x 10.25"; 36 unnumbered pages. Digitally printed. Hand sewn pamphlet. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Michael Henninger: "The book contains life-size color photographs of hands, specifically the hands of 9 San Francisco area book makers. As the reader turns a page, he also turns the hand from back to palm or vice-versa. Ideas arise about hand gestures, gender and age differences/similarities, the act of reading a book, and how much can one determine about the whole individual from a photo of their hands?
"For the curious, the nine hand models were: Michael Henninger, Alisa Golden, Betsy Davids, Charles Hobson, Julie Chen, Karen Sjoholm, Kathy Walkup, Macy Chadwick, and finally Nance O'Banion."