Mano del Desierto: The Giant Hand of the Atacama Desert

Protruding from the sand of Chile’s Atacama Desert, this giant hand may look like the last vestige of a lost civilisation, but in reality it’s a large-scale sculpture by artist Mario Irarrázabal. Known as Mano del Desierto, or Hand of the Desert, the enigmatic sculpture is a sorrowful sentinel along the Pan-American Highway, intended to remind travellers of the tragic reality of the human condition.

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