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Hands and Hair: Tangled

14.00"W x 12.00"H x 1.0"D

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Hana Shoup


Medium: Print

Subject Tags: artist self-portrait, self-portrait, drama, dramatic light, visual movement, movement, drawing, monochromatic, monotype, gesture, expressive mark making, black and white, ink, fingers, shape, hands

Media: monoprint on paper

Size: 14"W x 12"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2007

I created this piece as a self-portrait. I decided to depart from traditional self-portraits in which the face is the focus. Instead, I use my hands and my hair as personal identification. My motivation to examine other unique parts of myself came from simple haircut. I created this after I cut my long, blonde hair and donated it to Locks of Love. I photographed my hands entangled in the now severed hair. This is a handmade, one of a kind monoprint.

I was born in the small town of Brenham, Texas. I drew animals, both real (my menagerie of pets), and fantastic (dragons and such). With this obsession with drawing nature, I studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and art history at Baylor University. I lived for five months in Florence, Italy. There I took classes in cooking, Italian, and Renaissance art. Upon my return the States, I attended an intensive drawing “marathon” at the New York Studio School. I then moved to Baltimore (I was a Texas girl eager to see the East Coast) attended MICA as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I moved to Houston, TX, to earn my Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston. I worked in DYI art spaces, such as The Skydive, and helped organize community shows. I currently work, teach, and make art in Denver.

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