Using your hands to create is often associated with producing art, crafts or other manmade objects. In contrast, my piece represents how people use their hands to control the natural world around them. Throughout history, people have altered their natural environment to conform to a uniquely human aesthetic of beauty. This work is a representation of how we manipulate the world around us to create order among the organic. Website: alexismattoxdesign.com
Celebration of the Hand was started by The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change and Craft Lake City in the Summer of 2012 as a way to highlight and showcase the work of local artisans participating in the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The Celebration of the Hand pieces are installed into steel Plakats, which are adjacent to the sidewalks on the North and South sides of Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and 200 East.
The exhibit is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free to the public.