Sandro’s Hands, 2020
Sandro’s Hands celebrates a detail from an Environmental Enrichment Panel originally designed by Modernist, Alexander Girard for Herman Miller in the early 70s. The panel, titled Hand and Dove, features an outstretched hand holding a flower, which gestures towards a dove on the opposite side of the composition that holds a branch in its beak, overflowing the overall design with leafs and flowers. Girard, his work, and what I call a Girardian way of moving in the world, have had a monumental influence on my work as a creative practitioner since I first learned of him when stumbling into his famous and beloved wing at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2014. You could describe my piece as an optimistic translation of Girard’s original panel, made expressly—and joyously—for bathroom use.
Edition of 5 (inquiries can be directed to Marta, Los Angeles).
Thank you Heidi Korsavong, Benjamin Critton, Stefan White, Nicole Choy.
Created on the occasion of Under/Over, hosted by Marta and Plant Paper from 10 September to 1 November, 2020.