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By Cole Swensen

The hand is moment purely to language in defining the individual, and its consistent presence makes it a prepared reminder of our humanity, with all its privileges and duties. during this extraordinary assortment, Cole Swensen explores the hand from any perspective approachable by means of language and paintings. Her desire: to exhaust the hand as subject material; her pleasure: the truth that she could not. those brief poems demonstrate the hand from 100 diversified views. Incorporating signal language, drawing manuals, work from the 14th to the twentieth century, shadow puppets, imagined histories, positions (the hand as a boatless sail), and professions (the hand as window during which the panes infinitesimal), Cole Swensen's positive hand is that which augments our realizing and appreciation of this freak wing, this wheel that comforts none but is still a fruit the dimensions and form of the center.

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