You’ve got to hand it to the Grand Canal in Venice

‘Giant Hands’ at the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel on the Grand Canal during Venice Biennale 2017. The sculpture Support is by Lorenzo Quinn (an Italian and a son of actor Anthony Quinn).  The hands were modelled in resin-coated polyurethane foam and based on the hands of the sculptor’s son. Each weighs 2,200 kilograms. They show how Venice will need support when climate change raises water levels. I hope a more permanent home is found for them: they’d be welcome in the Thames.

Tom Turner

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