In order to achieve rapprochement or a renewal of friendly relations, their needs to first be trust and then understanding which is then typically followed by an approach towards an agreement. These hands signify just that. The hands are overlapping, in the motion of reaching out and joining but instead of gripping one another, the fingers remain open. The openness of the hand suggests the openness to listen, the openness to new ideas and the openness to teach. The hands are multiplied in various color combinations because it will take many of these interactions of people coming together with their palm out reaching towards others before agreements can be reached but it’s the most important and the initial step of the rapprochement process.
The poster is seen here in color, in black and white for handouts, and then printed on an organic cotton t-shirt.