In Praise of Hands

Woodcuts by Naoko Matsubara
Naoko Matsubara with poems by Penny Boxall, 2020

Publisher: Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Dimensions: 8.5 x 6 inches

Pages: 150

The works from Naoko Matsubara's latest exhibition "In Praise of Hands" are beautifully replicated in this book and fittingly accompanied by original poems by Penny Boxall one of the United Kingdome's most celebrated living poets. The etherial and often abstract prints of hands ask the viewer to think about the essential tools that define humanity. We are treated to the various abilities, both physical and emotinal, our our hands: be it swaddling a baby or leading an orchetsra.