Owner: Public Us
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dimensions: 5′ x 5′ x 10′ Steel Sculpture
Materials: .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.