Cupped Hands

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Kansas Limestone • 3 feet long (35"x15"x6.5")



"Cupped Hands"

This sculpture was a commission for a bathroom where it was installed at the head of a clawfoot bathtub. The hands are centered below the spigot and water first fills the bowl of the hands before it cascades between the fingers and over the edges of the hand into the tub, below. There is a valve inside the stone block, below the hands, which allows water to drain from the sculpture. The owner of this piece lived in Jerusalem for many years. The terracing of the stone around the hands reflects the stepped vineyards there and the stone, although from Kansas, USA, is an almost exact match of the local Jerusalem limestone that was quarried to build much of the old city. The hands speak to the hope for gathering and peace.