Think of all the things we accomplish with our hands. We can create great works of art such as Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling. Or we can sculpt amazing pieces such as Rodin’s ‘Thinking Man.’ Or we may write a classic novel such as Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.
Hands in dreams can be asking us to look at our creative instincts and follow them. We often ignore our creative instincts, think that there are more useful things to be done with our time, or we may feel that we haven’t the time to engage in such endeavours. But if hands and fingers continually appear in your dreams, they may be pointing to some artistic talent that is not being utilized but which desperately wants to be.
I’ve been dreaming about a disembodied hand, fingers outstretched, floating against a sky in various landscapes. Invariably, the interior of the hand is filled with swirling galaxies, comets, stars, etc… This dream motif seems to be hardwired within me on a certain level. The hand drawings started in the early seventies and continued thru early digital efforts during the next two decades. I still work with this image in a lot of different ways, more out of compulsion than anything else I suppose.
Drawings of the Day ~ “Hands” Series ~ 1973 - 2003