Cally Trench's drawings of hands and feet are portraits and self-portraits, as expressive in their way as faces.
Her set of Hands 1-9 drawings (2018) are life-size drawings of her own hands, drawn with both hands (left hand with right hand, and right hand with left hand), and act as self-portraits. Each drawing is 40 x 40 cm, and they are intended to be hung in a grid, as below.
The drawings were shown in Siblings Cannot Agree at the Heseltine Gallery, Middleton Cheney in 2018, and in Making Connections at South Hill Park, Bracknell, in 2020. A photograph of Hands 2 was included in the FiLiA Arts 2019 exhibitions.
Hands (2017) below shows two pairs of hands, in ink on paper (40 x 40 cm), again drawn with both right and left hands.
The drawing was shown in Draw/Bridge, Zug/Brücke (curated by Alex Dewart) at Galerie REMISE, Berlin and at ARTHOUSE1, London in 2017.
Hand (2016) is a short timelapse film (18 seconds) made up of drawings that Cally Trench made between 2013 and 2016 of her left hand, drawn from life, in ink on paper, all 10 x 15 cm. The hand appears to drum on a surface or maybe play invisible musical instruments. The music was specially written for the film by composer Josh Hagley in 2016.
Cally Trench's drawings of Feet (2013-2017) are in ink on paper, or in charcoal, pastels and ink on paper, drawn from life, and all 15 x 10 cm.
Collections of Feet drawings and the Feet film were shown in Lost & Found (curated by Mervyn Diese) at Hundred Years Gallery, London in 2017, and in Siblings Cannot Agree at the Heseltine Gallery, Middleton Cheney in 2018. The film was also shown in a number of film festivals and screenings: Feet
Feet (2021) is very short animation film in which feet - sometimes socked, sometimes naked, and sometimes with one sock on and one sock off - wriggle and fidget. The film is made up of 239 drawings that Cally Trench made of her own feet. The sound is created from Cally repeatedly saying the word 'rhubarb', as if the two feet are chatting to each other. [41 seconds]