The Hand-of-Valediction i designed was greatly inspired by the brass spring hand clips used to secure large mass cards I would make use of at the funeral home chapels I worked. Therefore, I personally associate the hands with 'mourning' - which resulted in my formal designation of the hands I created as those of Valediction - expressing the parting or farewell of someONE or SOMethING.. A lost family member, friend, love, human or animal companion..Or a concept itself. a farewell to one way of life (disease, addiction, depression, fear, silence or isolation) and the welcoming of another (tranquility, happiness, marriage (OR independence), sobriety, understanding... a new state of mind and or way of life).. Old Fashioned and Traditional symbolism house a broad variety of significance in relation to hands ... Many of which draw upon similar themes ..- In the END, however, SYMBolism is a PERSONAL CONNECtion and Only YOU can decide what something means to YOU.
• All orders are neatly packaged with brown paper and black ribbon, including an oval-esque hand-written thank-you card tied on with autopsy ligature.
If this order is a GIFT for someone, I will happily leave the card blank for you to personalize-PLEASE just indicate as much on the "Notes to Merchant" section during the Checkout Process.
•5% of all Proceeds will be Donated to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (Formerly N.A.R.S.A.D.) to Help Fund Research for the Treatment and Prevention of Serious Mental Illness, such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective & Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression and Autism.