Liberty Festival, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 2014

Each hand is three foot high on a wooden base

James Lake - Liberty Festival

I was commissioned by Liberty Festival in 2014 to create 32 cardboard hand sculptures showing BSL finger spelling – the first row spells ‘strength’ and the second row spells ‘equality’. The hands are installed in pairs, forming two rows. BSL finger spelling was chosen to represent the first language of artist Chisato Minamimura. She wanted the hands to have movement and depth in 3D, rather than be flat representations seen in print. The full sculpture aims to embody the spirit of the Paralympic Games. I had support from Leon Cauchois in the construction and installation of this work.