Inside out, 2015

Inside Out, small wax hands in printer’s cabinet – Response to Henry Moore 1950’s bronze hands displayed in the Maidstone museum.

‘The hand is the visible part of the brain.’ Immanuel Kant

Hands express our inner self and so there is an infinite array of gestures representing our emotions, supporting our communication, helping us carrying out tasks, simple or very complex and precise. My hands are my most precious tools.

This collection of hands evokes William C Stokoe’s taxonomy of gestures, from arbitrary to iconic and primate to cultural. Sometimes they also evoke the response of other artists, such as Bruce Nauman.