Acrylic on Canvas
Signed by the artist
40x40cm / 16x16" approx.
'Gestures II (please)' by Deirdre Hyde
The 'Cupped Hands' gesture is one of the most universal, with a significance of "please" / begging or receiving with gratitude. Note the heart-shape form by the joined hands.
Taken from a series of hand gesture paintings by Costa-Rica based artist Deirde Hyde, exploring non-verbal communication, language and meanings lost in translation.
We may think that the hand signals we use in our own country / culture would be easily recognised and understood in other parts of world - but beware! Many commonly used gestures can have completely different meanings depending on where thay are used, and could get you into trouble or result in you insulting or offending someone when you think you are doing the exact opposite.