A Show of Hands

This page shows a selection of portraits with quotes from the book A Show of Hands by Hester Jones made with the residents of a London care home. This site is dedicated to further dementia, hand & brain research to create new a new participatory artwork inspired by the work of Raymond Tallis, these hands and the stories behind them….
Yolanda

“I like cooking, but cooking doesn’t like me.”

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“I used to knit a lot, socks, we used to have sheep, take wool and knit.”

Usha

“I’m very fond of drawing.”

Rosa

“I loved it. Always done shop work, bakery, delicatessen, anything.”

Rita

“I worked in John Lewis baby department for twenty years.”

Renie

“I do knitting, dancing and knitting. I’ve worn out more shoes dancing than I’ve had hot dinners.”

Jack

“Our Tate Gallery is very precious.”

Nimala

“I used to work in Harrods in the confectionary department.”

Jerry

“I’m not a bad cook.”

Hazel

“I’ve looked at Picasso’s hands, they were real workman’s hands. Wonderful old wrinkled hands.”

Darshan

“I was a telephone operator in Delhi.”

Albert

“Barbados is very jazz, it’s a beautiful place.”

Jo

“I’m an avid newspaper reader.”

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