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Index for Studium in Una Manu
Studium in Una Manu
wax and steel pins
40 x 32"

Studium in Una Manu (A study for One Hand) shows a series of single hand gestures in which the meaning changes with position and movement. With a few omissions each ‘specimen’ is labelled in Latin for the manifold meanings that specific word represents, and also to suggest scientific convention, as though each gesture is to be studied and cherished for posterity. The gestures almost become a literal poem when translated.