Ursula Black

Extremities:  A Look at the Human Condition from out on a Limb

It is said that eyes are windows to the soul. I think of hands and feet as bridges between souls. Our extremities are what usually forge our first physical contact with the world and with others. As a result, they are able to serve not only as primary tools of self-expression but also as pioneers of dialogue. In much of my work, you can expect to see a depiction of fingers or toes, because for me they have come to embody our grappling with this bittersweet duality in our experience: the will to be unique and the need to belong.