Here at Etsy, we believe that the story behind an object is often just as fascinating as the object itself. Short Stories is our series dedicated to telling the tales behind extraordinary pieces found or created by Etsy sellers.
Hands have the arresting ability to create and engage a narrative about the human condition. Strength, weakness, embracement and frailty can all come across within just a few variations of the hands’ positioning.
In the original “Grasp Collection” concept phase, we were interested in engaging the viewer in a interactive experience. After throwing a few ideas around, we decided that hands would be the most universal storytelling element. We wanted to keep the concept slightly abstracted so the viewer can extract their own personal story from the design.
Have you created or come across an object with an extraordinary story that needs to be told? Email us!