Who am I? An artist? A man? A father? Or just all of the above. I have been asked many times what was my motivation in the creation of the hand series. I can say only it was at a time in my life when everything was at a crossroads. I kept thinking over and over while looking at my hands-- with these hands i can do what? At this point i had a clear vision of a window within my hands that enabled me to see without seeing. It was an epiphony of sorts because I could see the human hand not only as it was but as what it could be. The basis for being an artist is to create with what you've got and at the same time create something truly amazing not just for yourself but for everyone everywhere. I know one day I won't be here anymore and the style of artworks that i have created will be a sort of legacy that will continue on in my sted. Yes I have a son and he is also my legacy, however I believe he will walk his own path in life as it is his right to do so. I hope my artworks brings happiness to many, many people. Thank you Robert F Calhoun.