Digital print of hands reaching out towards a floating red germ against a black background.
“When you look down at your hands, what do you sense? What do you feel, see, touch? Hands have a special ability to tell a story- whether about our own feelings, or about our feelings towards someone else.” – Katherine Williams
Representations of hands play a special role in the narrative Katherine Williams’ paintings. Painting during the COVID-19 pandemic, hands have taken on an entirely new meaning with no handshakes, and the abundance of antibacterial wipes and sanitizers. Regarding this work Williams states, “‘Catching Corona’ is a play on baseball, but is also exploring the way we exchange this virus while trying to reprogram the way we use our hands. By utilizing the narrative nature of hands, I hope to capture the essence of the pandemic, and how it has affected our daily lives.”