Hand of the Desert

You don’t expect to see an enormous hand reaching out of the desert sand but that is exactly what you’ll discover when you travel through the Atacama Desert. Over 36 feet tall, the artist’s sculpture is meant to spark your imagination. His artwork’s hand, its size and location represent human vulnerability and helplessness. Due to the remote location of this sculpture, many travelers will understand the artists’ meaning on a deeper level, if their vehicle runs out of gasoline as they drive nearly 50 miles through the hot desert to reach this monument.