stone for two hands and water
As part of This Living Hand, the current 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 opened on Weds 19 May 2021, in line with government guidelines. The gardens reopened to the public on 31 March.