The Third Hand, 7 Booklets

Mail Art in Process

Billy and I set out on a cross country journey, from Washington state to South Carolina, from August 1st through September 1st, 2016.  Along the way we visited with friends and worked on portable art booklets, inspired by “The Third Hand Painting”.  The third hand has to do with the mysterious way in which intuition comes in and changes or adds to a piece of art an artist may be working.  As artists, we have no control over the third hand, it simply inspires us while making art, sometimes in the most surprising ways.

Seven plus artists have volunteered to particpate in this journey of exploration of the intuitive process  where the "third hand" comes into play in their art.  Seven hand bound booklets (7.5"x10") were mailed to seven different artists.  Upon receipt of their booklet, each artist designs the covers and two inner pages from the place that most interests them when considering what the third hand is for them.  Once these pages are completed it is mailed to the next artist on their list who will create art on two more pages of which they are inspired by the original artist's interpretation of the "third hand".  Artists have one month to work on the 2 pages in the booklet after they receive it and mail it to the next artist on their list who will  design the subsequent 2 pages.This continues until all 7 booklets are completed, which may take 7 plus months.

As the art is completed it is photographed and emailed to me and I will post it here on this blog.  

The photos of the first booklet have been received by Bernadette.  Her cover celebrates how the earth inspires her.

Front cover of "The Third Hand" by Bernadette

Front cover of "The Third Hand" by Bernadette

Back cover of "The Third Hand" by Bernadette

Back cover of "The Third Hand" by Bernadette

Inside two pages by Bernadette

Inside two pages by Bernadette