In 2015 BE OPEN has launched this global call for pictorial responses to the idea of hands as the preamble to “The Garden of Wonders. A Journey Through Scents”. Hands have been chosen as the subject for the call for action because they are the primal tools: powerful, practical, sensitive, spiritual. Kant described a man’s hands as his “outer brain”, while Jung remarked: “Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” Hands convey our moods, give emphasis to our speech; they allow us to grasp life, literally and figuratively.