(Photo credit: Alpen Badgett, Piano Fingers Hand Clapping Games; Juror’s Honorable Mention)

Children have a unique sense of bodily abandonment that sadly dissipates as we age. This lack of concern for our physical selves is regained seemingly only in sleep. Alpen Badgett’s Piano Fingers Hand Clapping Games demonstrates that a portrait does not rely on the presence of a face, that a gesture – a curled fist, a pensive toe – speaks volumes about the character of the figure in question.