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Small Apana Drawing Hand


It's not the pencil that draws, it is your hand. Whether drawing lines or inscribing words, the act of making marks lures ideas into the physical world. Hands perceive and reveal things that our eyes and conscious minds may never know. We discover things about ourselves and our thoughts by engaging the hand in a mark-making process. Drawing Hand suggests that our own hands have the innate capacity to be creative instruments; it is both a poetic metaphor and a functioning drawing tool. 

Natural graphite and smudge-resistant compounds are fused in specialized forms under intense pressure, meaning any part writes while it resists staining your hands.

Measures 4" in length.

Inspired by his reverence of nature, and informed by his formal studies in Art and Science, San Francisco artist Agelio Batle created this innovative sculptural writing implement. Committed to making art from materials that are part of daily experience, the artist originated this work by casting his own hand (Drawing Hand No.1) in pencil lead, graphite, each day for the calendar year 1999. Now, using new and old world techniques, each piece is meticulously fashioned using the innovative methods that Batle originated.

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