Campus International School


The “Hand-styles United” project was conceived by Campus District IncAcross The Lines, and Guy-Vincent. Several creative workshops featuring fifth grade students from the Cleveland International School, along with women from the Norma Herr Women’s Shelter were the starting point of the collaboration. 

After several iterations, we decided that creating a stylized signature could serve as the identifier for oneself. Guy-Vincent explains “We wanted to create an installation that spoke to the idea of identity without using portraits. Besides fingerprints, ones own signature can serve as a unique identifier for individuals. Additionally, by merging the hand-style’s together, we underscored the collaborative process between the students and women.”

Not only are the students from CIS and the women from Norma Herr neighbors, the final artwork serves as a physical manifestation of their shared experience and collaboration.

Art Design by: Guy-Vincent