Idol Hands


Idol Hands was created in 2008 by Mac Love as a meditation on loved ones afflicted with cancer and the fragility of life.

The installation was comprised of accumulated found objects over several years, including x-ray images, a lightbox, and two 8-foot-tall styrofoam hands Mac made from recycled packaging and shish-kebob spears.

The installation was first exhibited at the Velvet Mill, in Stonington, Connecticut. Various pieces and new compositions were later exhibited in New London, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island. All were later donated to charity.


  • 8 ft. x 20 ft. x 10 ft.

  • styrofoam sculptures, lightbox, painted x-ray collage with acylic and enamel