• Front view of artwork created by Hamsi Boubeker using a series of hands printed on CeramicSteel, with the Lemonnier sign in the middle and displayed in Lemonnier Metro Station
  • Angled view of artwork created by Hamsi Boubeker using a series of hands printed on CeramicSteel, with the Lemonnier sign in the middle and displayed in Lemonnier Metro Station, along with the train tracks
  • Angled view of artwork created by Hamsi Boubeker using a series of hands printed on CeramicSteel, with the Lemonnier sign in the middle and displayed in Lemonnier Metro Station going up the staircase
  • Angled view outside of artwork created by Hamsi Boubeker using a series of hands printed on CeramicSteel, with the Lemonnier sign in the middle and displayed in Lemonnier Metro Station, along with train tracks
  • Travelers passing through the Lemonnier Metro Station as the two trains stop to pick people up

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.

Partner: Jansen Finishings

Completion date: 2008

Client: Ministère de la Région de Bruxelles - Capitale

Product Used: Finished Edge 1

Architect: A.E.D Regional Transportation Company

Area: 1100 m2

Artist: Hamsi Boubeker

Colors: 9016 RAL

Print Type: Screen print