A new line of art prints hopes to spur conversations that bridge the differences between people

Idol Hands, a series of 11 abstract hands in familiar poses, was created by the artist Annessa Morissonan expert in the healing power of art

PRESCOTT, Ariz., October 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — When done well, art can spark conversations between strangers and intimates. It can also help people heal. In this spirit, Prescott, AZresident Annessa Morisson created a set of 11 fine art prints that feature hands because she says they are expressive, personal, and embody the characteristics of the person they belong to. Working under the name Abstract Annessa, she has been painting full-time for eight years after discovering that looking at and creating art helped her heal from debilitating lupus and fibromyalgia.

Morrison’s Idol Hands was designed as a call to action to find out what people have in common. She visited local parks to ask strangers to pose for her. She says that 90% of the people she asked to be her models agreed to do so; she then walked them through how to position their hands (i.e. fingers crossed, handshake, peace sign, thumbs up, etc.).

You can’t tell the race or gender from the hands [in the paintings], which was deliberate,” she says. “Race and gender are important, but you have to guess them in the paintings. The models ranged in age from six to seventy.”

All images feature a cricket and other hidden objects, some up to 11. The third eye imprint, two hands pressed together, contains 11 hidden objects. Morrison says, “My understanding is that the third eye is where we see from a divine perspective. Have we lost the ability to see from the perspective of the ether or the divinity that we can boast of as our sense? When was the last time we changed our minds to try to process information from a kinder, purer place than that caught up in the mass of everyday life? Are we too busy to see through the eyes of compassion? Can we see through the eyes of compassion with someone who doesn’t believe exactly like we do?

Morrison sells the prints on his website. Their price varies from $9.99 for a multi-hundred dollar digital download, featuring the most expensive giclee and archival prints.

The collection will be on tour. His first stop is Prescott Valley library where it has been for a few months where it will remain until October 15.

Institutions wishing to organize an exhibition of the original artwork can contact Morrison through his website.

About Annessa Morisson

Annessa Morisson is an artist and painter who creates art using 15 distinct techniques that she says help immerse individuals in the act of looking at art. She also speaks to self-healing groups. She holds an associate degree in graphic design from Platt College.

Contact Annessa Morrison at (928) 830-3935; [email protected]; https://abstractannessa.com

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