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A short study of the palm.

An open palm is a kind of paradox, isn’t it? It’s so inviting, so yielding: “Hands up, ” after all, is the international motion for surrender. But there’s also a parallel universe of symbolism—a sense of mystery—hidden within that soft flesh. There can be an appeal to divinity in the open palm, a belief in a higher power. Look at all those saints in Christian art, their palms raised to the sky as they exhort God. The open palm can

  • Words:
    Rhian Sasseen
  • Photograph:
    Mar + Vin
  • Styling:
    Maika Mano
  • Jewelry:
    Andrea Conti
  • Makeup:
    Lucas Lisboa

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  • Words:
    Rhian Sasseen
  • Photograph:
    Mar + Vin
  • Styling:
    Maika Mano
  • Jewelry:
    Andrea Conti
  • Makeup:
    Lucas Lisboa
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