Vestibular System

a multicolored left hand and pink right hand have open palms overlapped on a black background with seed stitches. A piece of textured red clay tile sits on the right hand. A black outline of a diagram of a spinning top is on the left hand, a row of repeating words saying turn borders the bottom edge

embroidery and terracotta fragment on block-printed and dyenaflow painted cotton, about 10x12 inches, 2020

This is part of a series of works exploring hands, senses, and the brain. This particular piece was inspired by a student who was struggling to maintain attention and sit still, but who calmed and focused while working with clay.