The Hand emerges in the eroding boundary between art and technics, in the search for a contemporary method of integrated design. Design that is not only aesthetics or problem solving but is instead an exploration, uniting community and artists, into the joy and brutal texture of life. To this end we design and build and design again.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008


It was a great day of friends, family, and strangers giving new life to the city fabric.

The humble beginnings of a Nutalist at work.
The thumb's up.
Even the little people helped.
Give me some skin.
These guys make it look easy.
Thanks to the whole team for an amazing job. The sculpture now stands tall in it's temporary downtown home.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Raise the HAND!

City Hall Commons
Downtown Syracuse

The final touches are being made and we would love you to join us as we raise the Hand!

We hope to see you there!

Monday, July 21, 2008

The concrete bones are ready

The forms are stripped from the concrete. Here they lay, awaiting their connective tissue.
Wooden 2x6s provide the tendons.
Two-hundred pounds of concrete anyone?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Creating The Hand

Building the Forms
A form constructed with wood which will serve as a concrete mold. The Hand will be assembled in pieces, sections of concrete supported with wood and metal.

Mapping the Site

Site for the Tectonic Sculpture

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