Christine's Hands


IMG_0498 IMG_0519 IMG_0531 IMG_0539 IMG_0573 IMG_0578Christine Carmichael is an insightful and talented architectural designer who has made her career in New Ulm, MN.  She applies a sensitive and sensible blend of good design and imagination to private residences and historical buildings.  Her impeccable taste has graced many interiors and exteriors around Minnesota.

Christine has had a variety of health struggles including Rheumatoid Arthritis.  As a result her hands and joints have gradually changed over time.

Christine's sister, Charis Carmichael-Braun, is also an insightful and talented creative.  Charis asked me to make an artwork based on life-casts of Christine's hands.  This post shows the beginnings of this artwork.  I felt a bit like a doctor making a house-call.  This was a lovely time with lovely people.  By the time it was all said and done, everyone there had contributed to the process.  Thanks to Jennifer, another lovely person :) for her photos of the event.

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Learn more about Christine Carmichael's architectural design at


Charis Carmichael-Braun has been working on a beautiful series of portraits of Christine.  Check out her Tumblr account for her amazing work.