Delia Robinson
Gloves for "The Hand to Hand Project"
2010
acrylic, cotton gloves
I have been fortunate to be included in Cecelia Kane's "The Hand to Hand Project."

She says "Since March 2003, when the war in Iraq began, I started a series of paintings in response to the war. I chose as my material simple cotton gloves and painted a news story each day about the war directly on to them.

Each glove is a "rosary bead" in a daily witnessing. In 2006, I expanded the project to include nearly 200 artists as a continuing community dialog."

Final Venues:
August 14 - September 25, 2010
ATHICA
Athens Institute of Contemporary Art
160 Tracy Street, Unit 4
Athens, GA 30601 USA

October 8 - November 20, 2010
The Chaffee Art Center
16 South Main Street
Rutland, Vermont 05701

My statement:
"I have opposed this war from word one, so was surprised how evenhanded, how
egalitarian, was my sadness for all participants, pro and con. If I
had not painted these gloves during a slow news week when relatively
insignificant events were the only ones reported, this insight might
not have registered. However, from these tawdry stories I could see
that our taxes have paid for destruction far beyond the mere ruin of
nations and of armies. Small things also died, including many, many quiet
intangibles like our own sense of our innate decency. We might never
recover."
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