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Hand Prints and Stories Needed - The Show of Hands


Hand Prints and Stories are needed for "The Show of Hands" by Jodi Lee Larson at

From her website:

"As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I have been looking for a way to convey the enormity of this societal problem in my artwork. Society tends to look away from the problem, weather it’s because it’s too painful to imagine or simply a state of denial, the problem is largely ignored.

This project is about putting our hands up to say “It happened to ME” I want to be counted and I want others like me to be counted. Beginning January 1st, 2006 I have begun collecting of survivors of childhood sexual abuse and will one day use these prints as the basis for an installation.

I will combine the handprints into a single work of art, using our prints together to show everyone how enormous this problem is. I will then show this work in many different venues, my goal being to generate interest and outrage as well as to educate the public. I do not want to point a finger at any person or place blame, I simply want to help people  care."


Whitedoves Entry into the Show of Hands.  The poem on the right is "A Child at the Beach" - see poetry for survivors section for wording.


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