Hands at Work


Special Anniversary Offer

Regularly $34.00

 Now $20.00 (includes shipping/handling + tax)

Order below with credit card or Paypal 

It’s hard to believe that Hands at Work made its debut in 2009! We still believe this collection of profiles by Iris Graville along with companion black & white portraits by Summer Moon Scriver is timeless.  To celebrate, we’re offering special anniversary pricing when you buy here (see below) with a credit card or PayPal.

Hands at Work 

Portraits and Profiles of People

Who Work with Their Hands

21When people who work with their hands describe their work, they use the vocabulary of the spirit. They talk of living in their hands; of the need to touch raw materials, get their hands dirty, strain their muscles, use the body to create. For them, the materials they use are alive and responsive; through their hands they connect to different times, places, and people.

2Hands at Work was inspired by a showing of Summer Moon Scriver’s black-and-white photographs of hands. Scriver’s images of strong, weathered, soiled, muscled hands digging potatoes, knitting, kneading dough, and spinning wool suggested a passion for the kinds of work that have become rare for many Americans.


This hard-cover coffee table book received numerous awards including a Nautilus Gold Book Award, Independent Publishers Award, and an Indie Next Generation Book Award.  It’s available at Lopez Bookshop, other independent booksellers, and online at Amazon or  you can order below using PayPal or a credit card.





Anniversary Special Offer – Hands At Work

(includes tax and shipping; special price in effect through 2019)


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Wouldn’t Hands at Work make a beautiful holiday gift? You can purchase this beautiful collection of dramatic black and white portraits and companion profiles on-line with credit card or PayPal. We carefully package and ship via USPS media mail. Please note any special shipping instructions in the comment area. For Canadian or international orders please contact us directly.

Regularly $34.00.

Now –  $20.00 US (includes shipping/handling + tax)


Hands at Work

Available for Exhibit

Cheekwood Estate Nashville, TN 2017


Museum-quality framed images, profile excerpts, and frame-quality photo cards are available for exhibits;  Iris also can provide a reading/slide show for your group.


Washington State History Museum – 2016

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