In 2015, I was invited to participate in a group art show hosted by Paxton Gate’s Curiosity for kids. The show was titled, Idol Hands, featuring work from 15-20 different artists revolving around the theme of hands. In description given to me by the curator, they said that “Hands are expressive, gestural, and (in our case) creative. They are used to meet someone new, to hold, to carry, to defend and to love. We eat with them, fight with them, wave, direct, touch, test, and make with them.” With those words resonating in my head, I approached this theme with a pop art aesthetic, digitally illustrating iconic hands from my childhood growing up in the 90’s like Buzz Lightyear and The Ninja Turtles. It worked out, both being appropriate for the young children walking in and out of the store and nostalgic for people my age and older. Doesn’t it give you the feels?