handover / 世代を引き継ぐ手

December 4, 2016

1980Sweden005
1980Sweden004

22 April 1980, Sweden
Care
designer: G. Oddner (1.60K) & S.-E. Delér (1.40K)
engraver: Zlatko Jakus

Two stamps to show caring minds and also handover of generations.  I have been thinking about change of generations – very personal matter, as well as a part of long human history.  Hands represent one’s wish, to be treated with dignity and supportive mind for growing ones.

Wrinkled hand is depicted warmly by fine intaglio engraving.  Humble, yet strong stamps.

切手タイトルの「Care」はおそらく、介護と保育の両方を指すのだと思います。ここ数日、齢を重ねて生きることや長い人類の歴史の中での世代交替についてあれこれ考えることが多かったのです。ここでは「手」は、尊厳を持って老いることや次の世代を育てることを象徴しているようです。

凹版の彫刻で、精緻にしかも暖かく描かれたしわだらけの手。謙虚で強い切手です。

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