PALMISTRY   
A visual study of one of the oldest beliefs, defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "the art or practice of telling a person's character and fortune by examination of the lines and configurations of the palm," which sprang from the idea that the outer body of humans is merely a visible sign of our inner nature. 
A Sensitive Hand
Collage, watercolour and ink on 10”x10” wood panel. This type of hand, distinguished by a square palm and short fingers, pertains to the element of Earth, with the palm suggesting the disposition of its owner is solid, reliable and delights in physical effort and a craving for rhythm. Bright oranges and a classically surreal pleasure in direct contact with earthly things. “[The Practical Hand] is usually heavy, tending towards coarseness and marked only with the three main lines of Heart, Life and Head.” – Fred Gettings  Available, contact for details​​​​​​​
An Intellectual Hand
Collage, watercolour and ink on 10”x10” wood panel. This type of hand, distinguished by a square palm and long fingers, pertains to the element of Air. The person attached to this palm is considered very adaptable and able to move easily within the field of thought and communication, intellectually versatile, and can be described as ‘having his head in the clouds of theory.’ Sepias and greens and a healthy curiosity for the unusual, with an air of rebellious freedom. “[The Intellectual Hand belongs to people who] tend to express themselves in terms of thought…. they have an innate distrust of emotions.” – Fred Gettings  Available, contact for details
A Practical Hand
Collage, watercolour and ink on 10”x10” wood panel. This type of hand, distinguished by a long palm and long fingers, pertains to the element of Water. The person attached to this palm is considered emotional; like water, their moods are always flowing, constantly changeable and fluid. Deep reds and fantasies lost in the web of daydreams. “[The Sensitive Hand’s surface life] will be less meaningful to him than his deeper, subconscious life… for this reason he gives other people the impression that he is ‘dreamy’.” – Fred Gettings  Available, contact for details