Bernard Appassamy
 
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Sacred Hands
Shortlisted for the 2009 Blake Prize Director's Cut.

Now part of the artists' book collection of the Art Gallery of NSW Research Library.

Statement
Sterile medical gloves come within a paper insert. Each paper is labelled with the glove size and item number, referring to the medical staff and patient. My stitching, from recycled papers, combines stories of birth, life and death, in their infinity. The sterile setting is secular, but the space is sacred.

Dimensions variable
40 X 180 X 45cm

Materials
Approx 3,000 recycled paper inserts of sterile medical gloves, bookbinding tape, linen cord, and bees’ wax.

Acknowledgements
With thanks to the staff at Royal Prince Alfred, Mater and Strathfield Private hospitals.

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