Is That A Zombie I See? / by Mike McCarthy

 "Clip", as it was originally designed.

"Clip", as it was originally designed.

I love Indiana Limestone because it is perfect for a garden. I also love carving anything related to the human figure. I got the best of both worlds with this Indiana Limestone hand I carved for a combined poetry and art project. The idea was to create a piece of art that was related to a poem. The poet (also named Michael) and I created an anti-technology themed piece that was all about the overuse of technology as a way to communicate. Unfortunately, the pinky was broken off and had to be repaired. At that point, I decided not to sell it and place it in our garden. I love it there!!

 My preferred setting

My preferred setting

While I liked the collaboration, I like the hand living in the garden better. Others agree. I have even sold a commissioned hand as a result of a social media post. That means it is now in the perfect setting, right?

Unfortunately, my wife disagrees. She does not like the "zombie" effect that the hand has. She was not alone. "Creepy" was a familiar comment when I posted it on Facebook and Instagram. It was pretty clear that men loved it but, most women... well, not so much! I still like the garden setting and figure, it is a little heavy for my wife to move! Leave a comment about your thoughts.