Italian artist Guido Daniele began body painting over twenty years ago. One of his unique artistic approaches is the transformation of a human hand into an animal, an ongoing exhibit he calls “handimals.”
In each creation, the hand is manipulated with pose and paint to literally take on the appearance of a wild creature. Curled fingers might become the hooked beak of an eagle, a tucked thumb the jaw of a crocodile, an opened palm the face of a horse, and a bent wrist the head of a turtle.
Daniele’s impressive techniques and creative ideas have captivated animal and art lovers alike. Daniele now paints for various advertising, commercials, fashion shows and exhibitions. Additionally, he creates trompe l’oeil in public buildings and private residences.
Photos courtesy of Guido Daniele