To create this sculpture I first used thick wire to create a vertical oriented skeleton/outline for the fingers and thumb and then used thin wire wrapped horizontally around the skeleton to create surface. On my first attempt I used strong black wire and wove it around the skeleton, but in by second attempt I was able to achieve better results by using the thiner silver colored wire to create the surface by wrapping all the way around each vertical wire of the skeleton. I also even thicker silver wire for my skeleton on my second try. If I were to create a third attempt, I would used more thin horizontal wires to create a more solid and well defined surface.
I chose to depict a hand giving the middle finger because I think it is the most emotional gesture a hand can make. It demonstrates anger, an emotion I think is all to prevalent in our society, especially recently given the polarizing political climate. It is important to address this anger, and the first step is to acknowledge it.