Art in the neighbourhood

Golden Hands

The work of art 'Golden Hands' is the result of a collaboration between housing corporation Far West and Stadgenoot, residents, Mirjam Bakker and Wil van Blokland. It consists of a series of processed photos of residents' hands. The photos were taken during a series of workshops (including henna tattoo). Subsequently, the photos were printed on cloth, which was attached to convex diamond shapes. Residents then decorated the images with golden ornaments.  Placed in the hall of the apartment complex 'Het Atelier', these richly decorated hands of the residents welcome visitors upon entering and wave them goodbye when they leave.

Golden Hands
't Atelier, Postjesweg Amsterdam
Principal Far West
In partnership with Mirjam Bakker



handen hands hands
planets smile
1 planets glimlach
colours ships bottle-
kleuren schepen doppen
portrets hands textiles
lichtobject handen kussens
still-lives buttons mosaic
stillevens met knopen bloemenkleed

gouden handen