Clap Your Hands

By Stephanie Mahan Stigliano
Malden, Massachusetts: Stephanie Stigliano, 1991. One-of-a-Kind.

Six 2.75 x 4.25" mahogany panels carved and painted to construct a Jacob's ladder.

This Jacob's Ladder has images of hands carved in the Egyptian fashion, recessed below a flat surface. Each panel has familiar sayings about hands: living from hand to mouth, I have him eating out of my hand. When the ladder is unfolded it makes a clapping sound.