Hand Gestures

The ‘Middle finger’ : Offensive gesture in most western cultures, equivalent meaning of ‘fuck you’ or ‘up yours’.

The ‘clenched/raised fist’ : Symbol of support, strength and resistance.

The ‘fig’ : Offensive in Italy, referring to female genitalia. Also offensive in Turkey, symbolised as a rude gesture to deny an offer.

I have chosen to cast my hand positioned in these three different gestures. I decided to look in to hand gestures as I was focused on the idea of human form in 3D material from my project in Unit 3. Also looking in to craftivism, I felt it was important that the hands were able to communicate and make a stand in something coincidentally working with the use of wool and the crochet process.


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