Houston Chronicle: Jesse Lott always has a hand in the action

Full article by Molly Glentzer

Jesse Lott's own hands are large and strong, on the slender side, with long fingers and nails that reflect years of an artist's tedious work with metal and wood.

The hands he creates - the ones that are a significant element of his sculptures and drawings - are almost always spread wide, expressing an indomitable human spirit.

The colorful characters he summons forth in his sculptures have highly expressive faces, arms and legs - you sense history, hardship and dignity coursing through their veins. But the hands, which are never the same, make your heart sing.