New art standing by and the tools to take care of it.
These are my left handed scissors. Growing up, my Dad had a nice pair of left handed scissors and I loved to use them. The pair I’m holding now was a birthday gift from many years ago from my parents, and using them reminds me of my appreciation for nice tools. International Left Handers day is a real thing.
Kitchen shears, pocket knife (from Apple, c. 2000) office type scissors made of a heavy steel (and for the left hand), and plant shears. All for different uses and materials, just like any other type of tool. See my talk about Tools at Creative Mornings, Berlin 2017.
Relabelling my devices and tools gives me great satisfaction.
It’s also a chance to clean everything with a towel and rubbing alcohol. Wiping away oil and dirt can make everything look fresh and new again.
Left Handed Photography Project on Flickr.
A set of left handed scissors owned by my dad. Seems like he’s had these forever. What makes them different? The top handle is molded to fit the left hand and the left blade is on top. Using right handed scissors as a kid in the classroom can be very difficult.
Read about my Left Handed Photography Project for Social Documentation, UC Santa Cruz 2004.