There’s a Pair of Giant Hands Emerging From Venice’s Grand Canal

Posted by Chantel Delulio on May 17, 2017 at 3:00:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment


The threat that rising sea levels pose to the city of Venice’s very existence is well-documented from a scientific point of view. But a new art installation highlights the issue and the part that people must play in fighting climate change from a more haunting and emotional angle. Two giant hands reach out of the waters of famed Grand Canal, grasping the exterior of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel. The sculpture, entitled Support, is the work of Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn for the Venice Biennale. In a post on Instagram, Quinn stated that the piece is meant to evoke the message that “united we can make a stand to curb the climate change that affects us all. We must all collectively think of how we can protect our planet and by doing that we can protect our national heritage sites.”

Support will be on display until November 26.

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Photo: Lorenzo Quinn / Facebook

Chantel Delulio

Staff Writer

I grew up in the shadow of the Appalachians in western Maryland. I received my B.A. in English literature from Washington College and moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous weather and abundance of food trucks.

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