Beyond Arpeggio

Beyond Arpeggio (Vertical, front view), 2012
13½” x 11” x 6”
Photo: Maggie Nimkin

Beyond Arpeggio (Vertical, back view)
Photo: Maggie Nimkin

Beyond Arpeggio (Horizontal view)
Photo: Maggie Nimkin


A single hand, spreading its fingers as wide as possible, points to the effort to reach beyond limitations. Placed horizontally, the gesture brings to mind a pianist’s hand grasping for a distant key.  Placed vertically, the hand transforms to a tree extending its limbs into the light. In both versions, what is absent plays an important role as what is present.