For my birthday this year, my best friend cast her own hand in plaster, so that I could hold it whenever I wanted to. So, this is the hand of my best friend, Devon Deimler. She’s a mythologist, a scholar and an incredible artist, but she’s been mostly a professor these days so it’s meant a lot to me to see her artwork. We went to art school in Baltimore together. Technically, we were in the sculpture department but it was more like social practice, following a lineage of conceptual artists, event-based artists. We were lucky. We had a rad professor. We had a bunch of people that would come down from New York—far-out thinkers. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Nine Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 My Favorite Thing Tattooist Dr. Woo on the necklace that money can’t buy. Arts & Culture Issue 46 My Favorite Thing Charles de Vilmorin on the possibilities of a sewing machine. Arts & Culture Issue 45 My Favorite Thing Gladys Chenel on the Egyptian god that oversees her home. Arts & Culture Issue 43 My Favorite Thing David Erritzoe shares the vial that sparked psychedelic thinking. Arts & Culture Issue 41 My Favorite Thing Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré explains the significance of his carved stool. Arts & Culture Issue 40 My Favorite Thing Designer Lucinda Chambers shares the story of her mother’s ring.