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Nail Studies

Found by Ed B. in Fairfax, Virginia

On my first day teaching a foundation art class at George Mason University I found these fingernail sketches on the sidewalk. They appear to be plans for designs to be painted on fingernails. The note on top reads, “Rainbow.” The designs tend to feature the top of the nail. There are floral elements and lots of dots. Two studies show a heart that reverses position. Would this have symbolized coming or departing loves?