Sculptor Lorenzo Quinn
By Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn in Venice, Italy.
Titled Support, it depicts two massive hands, rising from a canal to support the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel. It is a visual statement, that people need to respond to global warming appropriately before it’s too late. “Venice is a floating art city that has inspired cultures for centuries,” Lorenzo Quinn told Halcyon Gallery. “But to continue to do so it needs the support of our generation and future ones, because it is threatened by climate change and time decay.”
Reflecting on the two sides of humans – the creative and the destructive – Quinn addresses their ability to make a change and re-balance the world around them. Support evokes both hope in trying to hold up the building above the water and fear in highlighting the fragility of the situation.
“The hand holds so much power – the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy.”