My experience with the National Portrait gallery gave me the opportunity to have complete access to their entire collection at the Smithsonian. Having that access I was able to crate my own collections using the LearningLab tool. I have used the learning Lab to create both personal and professional collections that I use in my classrooms and beyond.
I recently was featured on the Learning Lab's website so visitors to their site could see firsthand how I use the collection.
HandsWhy hands are important?
The human hand is different to the hands or paws of other animals, because it has fingers and a thumb that can work together. ... Our thumb can work with each of our fingers, including our smallest finger and our ring finger, so we can do much more complicated things than most animals.
I recently visited the Wynwood Walls in Miami, Florida where I was able to pose with Street Artist Case Maclaim and his mural "Hands". In a 2017 StreetArt360 article by Laurent Jacquet, Jacquet says, "The artist often focuses on representing hands, as for Case this is the natural link between the human brain and the real world. His perfect mastery of drawing allows him to play with the form of fingers and knuckles to convey emotion and message throughout. With Case Maclaim, the layering of hands is not just a physical movement of the body but also a political movement placed in a particular context where the viewer can visualize recent history and powerfully feel its emotion."
What have you done for or with your hands lately.
I'm more than my title will ever be.