Manu Propria

Manu Propria (Latin for with one’s own hand), consists of soft sculptures of hands that explore the ways in which we enact personal notions of beauty, culture, and identity through micro-acts of adornment. My hope is that, when viewed in total, these sculptures present a contemporary and diverse view of feminine expression today. Read more.

Hands in the Wild
Photography by Colin Raney


Sprain and Splatter
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, elastic bandage, embroidery floss
Each approximately 36 x 18 x 6 in
2017

Henna
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, embroidery floss, nylon cord, plastic rhinestone
Each approximately 36 x 18 x 6 in
2017

Splint
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, aluminum, ribbon, nylon cord
Each approximately 36 x 18 x 6 in
2017

Chip, Scrape, and Pierce
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, wire, embroidery floss
Each approximately 36 x 18 x 6 in
2017

Geometry
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, aluminum, ribbon, nylon cord
Each approximately 36 x 18 x 6 in
2017

Palm
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, ribbon, embroidery floss
Each approximately 36 x 18 x 6 in
2017

Gradient
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, buttons, ribbon
Each approximately 36 x 18 x 6 in
2017

Memphis
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, ribbon
Each approximately 36 x 18 x 6 in
2016

Bling
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, ribbon, plastic rhinestones and pearls
Each approximately 36 x 18 x 6 in
2016

Photography by Mimi Jung & Brian Hurewitz