Giant hand sculpture rises from the desolate Atacama Desert. Fingers of the giant, sculpted hand reach into the blue sky out of the relentless sands along the Pan American highway. The Mano de Desierto, constructed by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal, has a base of iron and cement, and stands 11 meters tall. The art was created as a monument to the emptiness of the vast, barren land.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Contained in galleries
- Long Road South BOOK_National Geographic 1/1999