Monday, September 14, 2009

STRANGE SCULPTURE IN THE DESERT


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This strange 11 meters tall sculpture can be seen protruding out of the sand in the stretch of the Atacama desert in Uruguy, 75km south of Antofagasta.

Mano de Desierto is a work of the Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal, built in the early 1980s. It was financed by a local booster organization called Corporación Pro Antofagasta.

The motive of hands rising from the ground is an obsession of Mr. Irarrázabal. His other works include two other famos large scale sculptures exploring the same idea; The Awakening is located at National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, and Monument to the Drowned in located on Parada 4 at Brava Beach in Punta del Este, a popular resort town in Uruguay.

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