Mary Whalley - Ornamental Thoughtfulness
For six weeks, a number of small bronze hands were installed in public places throughout Wellington, New Zealand. Their purpose is to hold offerings which passers-by can take or replace with their own anonymous tokens of generosity or thoughtfulness. The project enacts the idea of ‘idealistic antagonism’ - a term the artist created to describe moments of anonymous kindness or beauty which interrupts the everyday mundane. Video here.