I bought the torn-from-a-book-pages in a small shop in Venice. Using a black biro I scribbled over the religious characters represented and covered all but their tender hands. Hands that without the wider context become genderless and symbols of worry, protection and power. A trinity perhaps, with the white hands acting as metaphors for the ongoing issues and biases in us, Venice, art and Ruskin’s writing.
This work formed part of the launch of FORS: Focus on Ruskin Studies a new research centre based at Ca’Foscari University. Venice. At which we suggested the drawings and their titles are a provocation inviting you to get involved. People have responded and these can be seen here
3 Biro drawings on found book pages.
Each 26cm x 35cm