VAL SIVILLI

HAND TOOLS • OIL ON CANVAS

  • Adjustable Wrench oil on canvas 12x12 2021

2022

HAND TOOLS remind me of the satisfying mechanical task of real physical work. Like most of us, I am spending too much time in front of a computer screen, as I am right now. While I am painting or drawing these tools, I am immersed in the satisfying structure of the form. They are perfect. These Hand Tools need to be perfect. By studying them further, I am reminded of the role they play in human life. Hand Tools are a liaison between the organic nature of the human body and the mathematical structures we build to survive on this planet. They need to be organic enough for our hands to hold with comfort yet engineered to behave mathematically.

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