A Multitude of Marble Hands

As you enter Kiasma, Helsinki, there is a ‘Visitor’s Book’ which you are invited to sign creatively. The ‘book’ is a simple marble slab.  But the slab is potent with meaning and heritage as it is from Mount Penteli, Greece: the same stone as the Acropolis is built from.

This is no written piece however, as by placing your hand on it you wear a microscopic quantity of stone away.  In time a multitude of hands will leave an impression in the stone.

A simply wonderful piece by artist Hannele Rantata.


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