Anonymous asked: where is your user pic from?
it’s from a nineteenth-century book on hand shadows, which you can read on project gutenberg. I think I found the book because sodawound linked it? It’s weird that all the pictures are of just hands except for “camel” where you can see that it’s being made by a child wearing a turban. “A bird in flight” is the only hand shadow I can reliably do. I don’t really care about birds but I care a lot about shadows, shadow meanings, traces, making meaning from absence, gleaning it from what’s unspoken.