Landscape Painting in Hands
In every hand there are elevations, valleys, paths, branches and patterns.
Out of this Angela Dorrer develops topographies and new cartographies by painting directly onto the palm: Handscapes.
She discovers and creates very focused miniature landscapes, with the paintbrush and colour.
The body becomes canvas and the process of painting echoes a walk.
The artist takes a high resolution photograph, which she then prints in high quality.
In consultance with a cartographer she documents the travel into each hand with a note in her travel diary.
The style of painting is spontaneous, nongeometrical and abstract and does not follow strict rules.
Through painting she discovers and/or uncovers, what she refers to as a new country.
She explores, she measures, she maps a terrain, she names and every aesthetical decision has cultural consequences.
However the existance of the new country and this new painting is short term, as the host body will begin to break it down rapidly with bodily sweat.