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Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Blog, Painting | 15 comments

A Hand that Wants to be a Wing.

A Hand that Wants to be a Wing.

1a copy

2b copy

3c copy

4d copy

Here is a new piece that I wanted to share with you. It could be for the show in Miami, Florida or for another show that I have in Panama this year. I love this painting in person so much. The text inside the hand is in Spanish and it says:

“A la mano que se mantiene abierta por un largo periodo de tiempo empiezan a salirle plumas y luego se convierte en ala.”

Here is an attempt to translate this idea into English:

“A hand that is held open for a long period of time begins to sprout feathers and then it turns into a wing.”

Title: Mano Convirtiendose en Ala. (Hand Turning into a Wing)

Measurements: 10″ x 10″

Materials: Acrylic paint on wood.


(A mis amigos que leen Espanol, disculpen que no he usado acentos. Es que el typewriter desde donde escribo no los tiene :0)


  1. So beautiful Elsa! I love the colors.

  2. You know that I lover your work, Elsa, and it just keeps getting better and better and better. I think “A Hand That Wants To Be a Wing” is my very, very favorite of all time!

  3. I hope you will make prints of it, so I have a little bit of it for my own! When are your shows in Miami and Panama?

  4. Beautiful!! and so funny the last two lines (I’m italian, so I can understand what you wrote….eh!eh!)
    xxx Alessandra

  5. When is your show in Panama? I’ll be there some time this summer and would love to see it!

  6. Thank you for your posts and for what you are doing here ! Admirable work and much success in your business dealings.

  7. ¡Qué cita tan fabulosa! Me encanta toda ésta pieza, el color, la textura y los dibujos, ojalá que algún día pueda ver tus obras en persona 🙂

  8. Dear friends,
    I will blog more about it later but my show in Panama is a group show with other women artists. It will take place in June at this gallery:
    About my show in Miami, we’re still trying to figure out the dates but it should be somewhere in the last months of the year. I hope that I can attend the opening in Miami! That’s my wish 🙂 Here is a link to the gallery in Miami:

  9. i love the deep blues in this piece so much,
    I have been immersed in indigo this last month and am so happy to see it in your work.

  10. Absolutely love that bird with it’s firey voice!
    And the texture of the ground. – do you have a print of this?

    • Thanks Alison,
      My shop is closed now. But I can list that print when I reopen.

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