Like most artists, David Cata uses his hands to create his art. Yet he does it in a way that’s just a bit more shocking than you might imagine.
Rather than simply using his hands to craft his art, he uses his hands as his canvases. For his latest series, he shows how it was possible to grow a plant out of his hand.
The series is called “Raices Aladas,” or “winged roots.”
For this project, Cata created a pocket from the top layer of skin on his hand. He then added soil and a plant.
This looks like it actually really hurt. How the heck did he make that skin pocket?
While this project may look trippy, it’s nothing compared to some of the other things Cata did for his art.
In early 2014, Cata used a needle and thread to create a series of family portraits on his own palms.
The series is called “a flor de pie,” and roughly translates to “a flower stand.”
“Their lives have been interwoven with mine to build my history,” said Catá about this portrait series. “Every moment lived stays in the memory to finally be forgotten. Somehow, this fact is painful, since there are only material things and traces that people leave behind.”
That must hurt like heck, but the detail on these portraits is amazing.
I wonder how much time he had to leave for healing in between each of these creations…
This is what I would call being dedicated to your art. Just imagine how much that must hurt? Nevertheless, the results are simply beautiful. For more from David Cata, make sure to check out his website.