• "Hands of Hope" by Hamsi Boubeker printed on durable CeramicSteel panels surrounding Lemonnier Metro station sign in Brussels, Belgium
  • Train tracks & tunnel at Lemonnier Metro Station featuring "Hands of Hope" printed on CeramicSteel wall panels in Brussels, Belgium
  • "Hands of Hope" by Hamsi Boubeker printed on CeramicSteel outdoor panels lining a stairwell in Lemonnier Metro Station
  • "Hands of Hope" by Hamsi Boubeker printed on outdoor CeramicSteel panels above the train tracks at Lemonnier Metro station
  • Durable CeramicSteel exterior panels displayed in Lemonnier Metro Station in Brussels, Belgium

Lemonnier Metro Station | Brussels, Belgium

In 2008, Belgian authorities set out to renovate the tram and subway station in the highly multicultural neighborhood Lemonnier in the City of Brussels. They approached Hamsi Boubeker to create a piece of art that portrayed the culture of the community. “Hands of Hope”, based largely on decorative motif characteristics of the Kabyle culture, consists of handprints collected from a diverse group of people and symbolizes henna markings that would be worn during cultural celebrations or festivals. Each hand is unique; from the intricate drawings to the hand silhouette. Boubeker sketched the artwork with ink and paper and transferred the prints to PolyVision who used its semi-automatic flat table screen printing process to produce a durable artisanal product on CeramicSteel.

Architect: A.E.D Regional Transportation Company

Partner: Jansen Finishings

Client: Ministère de la Région de Bruxelles - Capitale

Artist: Hamsi Boubeker

Completion date: 2008

Type of Print: Screen print

Product used: Finished Edge 1 

Colors: 9016 RAL

Area: 1100m2