One of the most enjoyable aspects of being a bronze figure sculptor is getting to sculpt hands. They take a close 2nd to sculpting a face but what I like most about them is that, like a face, there are so many types of hands. This makes it fun to try to develop character and with the seemingly endless possibilities for gesture and expression hands can be the icing on the cake in a bronze sculpture composition if they are treated well.
The collection of hands in this triphoto compilation are 6 hands from my sculpture Returning Home which depicts a husband returning home from war and hugging his wife and little girl. The sculpture will be cast in bronze and installed later this year at a Veterans Park in eastern Nebraska.