The Hands

By Ikimantou El-Hadji

The Hands

Mixed media

Variable dimensions


I come from a very large and united family, one that values and respects each other as equal. I believe this is a good thing that still remains, like sweet fruits from good trees. My piece symbolizes the hands of my sister and me. They stand in solidarity and peace. The color red in these hands exemplify sympathy, blue: purity, pink: wisdom, green: nature, and other symbols represent solidarity, fraternity and peace. We are equal; we share the same blood, regardless of our color. We need peace in the world, it is the only way for things to run well and we need God’s blessing too.