Some scholars argue that these iconic hand movements have been with the Italians for centuries, they were introduced by the Greeks who once colonized Southern Italy. In crowded southern Italian cities, there was a need for competition to call attention on oneself. The beauty of Italian hand gestures is also evident in how the countless different meanings can be constructed through creative use of the hands. It is more than speaking, it is expressing a feeling, an unspoken art.Read More
My love affair with hands began long before I can remember.
The first set of hands I ever fell in love with belonged to my grandfather. Similar to his long and lean frame, his fingers were skinny and long with the perfect nailbeds. I like to think my hands are a slightly lesser version of his.Read More
An old used up shirt covered in stains belonging to her father was the spark that lit the fire to Joana Uchôa’s creativity. She went out to buy fabric paint and reveled at customizing the shirt by covering the stains.
Since that moment, Joana has spent time browsing through thrift shops searching for the pieces of clothing that inspire her to develop her customized styling and hand patterns.Read More
There are no words to express the freedom I feel in writing today and I will tell you why.
As I watch the words that I scribble, slowly filling the blank pages, little by little, step by step, it reminds me of our lives.Read More