Current exhibition

stone for two hands and water

Henry Moore Foundation Gardens

From 31 March 2021

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As part of the forthcoming exhibition at the Henry Moore Foundation, Edmund de Waal has made a ’tsukubai’ - a hand-washing basin traditional to Japanese Zen gardens.


In de Waal's words "I have made a place to pause, just outside the gallery, with water running over stone where you can wash your hands. It is a sculpture recollecting the stone basins in Japanese gardens. I’ve called it stone for two hands and water."

The exhibition is scheduled to open on 17 May 2021, in line with government guidelines, and the gardens are open to the public from 31 March.

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