Monday, May 23, 2011

"just an illusion"

In the heart of the Atacama Desert in Chile, next to a Pan-American railway, a giant hand stands at about eleven meters above the sandy soil. Actually, only the fingers and a part of the hand are visible; the wrist and the arm are buried in the sand, giving us an idea of the colossal size of the rest of the body they belong to. But it's just an illusion. It is only the monumental sculpture by Chilean artist Mário Irarrázabal made out of concrete and steel, much like a building, that has been there since 1992.

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