In honor of International Hand Day on October 14, we’re taking a look at some of the most fascinating hand-shaped sculptures in Latin America. Who knew that hands could be such incredible works of art? From large sculptures to tiny figurines, take a look at these five hand-shaped pieces that’ll leave you with feelings of awe and wonder.
1) La Mano del Desierto
La Mano del Desierto, or The Desert’s Hand, is a sculpture located in the Atacama Desert of Chile. The sculpture was created by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal and completed in 1992. The hand-shaped sculpture is made of cast iron and stands 35 feet tall.
2) The Hands of God
In the Atacama Desert of Chile, there is a sculpture called The Hands of God. The sculpture was created by Mario Irarrázabal and is made of metal and concrete. The hands are large and outstretched, and they seem to be reaching out of the ground. The sculpture is meant to represent the power of nature, and it’s definitely an impressive sight.
3) The Iron Hands
In a small town in Ecuador, there is a sculpture that has become known as The Iron Hands. The sculpture was created by an artist who was inspired by the story of a local woman who lost her hands in an accident. The woman’s husband had the artist create the sculpture as a way to remember his wife. The sculpture is made of iron and is life-size. It is located in front of the local church.