‘Hand’ : Gouda: 2021
Under the arches of the railway station in the city of Gouda there are four classical statues depicting the cities original crafts and trades. The statues are shown holding and handling goods. My proposal was to digitise one of the stone-carved hands and place it on the square in front of the station. The enlarged polygon hand would be cnc-milled and mounted on a facetted pedestal, elevating it to the same height as the original sculptures. The hand is tilted in such a way that it becomes a welcoming gesture that also points the way to the city centre. The jump from stone-sculpture to computerised-hand bridges the square as well as the centuries.