Crafting Excellence

Competition Details

award of excellence for handicrafts: hands on

by bernardita valdes

The initial response to the UNESCO program was to explore the hands themselves which bring crafts to life. It is the hands which hold knowledge and techniques, which were learned, passed down for generations and which never stop learning and searching for answers in what they create. The image of the hands has been used to accentuate the texture, which recalls this memory and experience. Through changing transparencies and overlaying, movement is created with dynamics evoking a transition from past to future, from tradition to innovation, which has to remain in constant dialogue.