Owner: Public Us
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dimensions: 5′ x 5′ x 10′ Steel Sculpture
.0625″ Steel Plates
Date: 2014 / 2017



Luis Varela’s large steel sculp­ture of the human hand, titled “Organic Study No. 1.”


The colossal, expressive, supi­nated hand is composed of irregular, cut shapes hanging at precise measurements within a large box frame.


The sculpture appears and dis­appears depending on the viewer’s positioning among the metal slices that make up the segmented hand.


Using his experience with CAD, machining and welding, the artist has created a piece born of elaborate planning and painstaking attention to detail.