The Holding Hands sculpted out of selenite and hydrostone pictured here is not a large piece and measures 17 x 14 x 5 inches. International interdisciplinary artist Daniel Arsham exhibited his pieces at Galerie Perrot in Hong Kong in 2015 in a show called “Fictional Archeology”.
The artist uses volcanic ash which he compresses into a very fine powder. The detail in Holding Hands – and his other works – is very pronounced. In the coarser areas where you find some erosion, wax is used in a moltening process so it reacts with the binding elements which then fall away in selected areas.