Giant Hand Sculptures Rising From A Venice Canal To Bring Awareness To Climate Change

May 15, 2017


Climate change: I think I've heard something about it on the news. These are a handful(!) of shots of Support, a sculpture created by Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn and placed in a Venetian canal to highlight climate change. Interesting. When reached for comment about the sculpture, Bill Nye refused to sing the theme song to his science guy show so I pretended I was getting another call and hung up.

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 repond 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."

What a powerful message. And that message is if we don't do something about climate change, the polar ice caps will melt and the giant humanoids who have been frozen in them for thousands of years will rise and start pounding on our buildings. That, um, that was the message, right? "Exactly." I know art.

Keep going for a couple more shots.






Thanks to Jan, who agrees the best way to bring awareness to anything is with a megaphone and fireworks.

  • Guesticle

    well thats ridiculous(and of course a bit ugly which seems to be a goal of art), how the hell does it 'bring attention to climate change'?

  • Geof Edwards

    Well you're talking about it ...... Job done i'd say

  • Guesticle

    lol no

  • GeneralDisorder

    I'm guessing roughly the same way naked women "bring attention to the cis-white hetero-patriarchy" or some shit.

  • FearlessFarris

    Came to the comments to see the inevitable clash between climate change dogmatists vs. climate change skeptics. Was not disappointed.

  • James Mcelroy

    Cool and all, but this is supposed to make me think of climate change specifically, because why?

  • The_Wretched

    Because the sea is rising up like a local demi-god to claim your house.

  • Bling Nye

    And for all the climate change deniers,

  • TheQiwiMan

    I'm glad your belief system makes you feel good, but what about us climate change skeptics? Fuck us too?

    I will always and forever respect science and the scientific method. I will always and forever be skeptical of clear agenda-driven pseudo-science based on nothing but climate models that have shown to be unreliable and laughably inaccurate.

    When the evidence from reality doesn't support a theory, science says to change the theory. You can believe the MMGW alarmists all you like, you just can't also claim you respect science.


  • Bling Nye

    Thought you also might find this one interesting.

    Observations, empirical data, measurements, not just models.

  • The_Wretched

    Look, a furnace at home puts out heat all winter so geting x number of BTUs is NORMAL. (right but we're talking about getting all of those BTUs on Tuesday afternoon between 2 and 6pm)

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