Thehumanity grows because of its openness to the world and not because it imposes barriers. The cultures get rich thanks to their differences and not in spite of them. For Lorenzo Quinn, an Italian sculptor, borders only delimit a world that belongs to us all. He therefore created Building Bridges, an immense sculpture made of white resin representing six pairs of arms whose hands join and form "a bridge" over a stream.
Built in Venice, its artwork symbolizes people and cultures that meet and unite despite their differences. Quinn explains his approach: "Humanity has never grown by creating barriers. It always grows when it opens its borders and welcomes new cultures. Venice bears witness to this ... It has always been a driving force for European growth.”
These imposing members were installed on a former shipyard overlooking the Venice Lagoon. Each pair of arms represents a value, in number 6 in total : love, wisdom, hope, mutual help, friendship and faith. At night, Building Bridges is illuminated from below and the curious can hurry to observe from all angles with many points of view.
Regularly, the artist exposes his work in the gallery of his website and reveals his new projects on his Instagram account. Two years ago, the sculptor was mobilized to raise awareness of global warming. We were talking about Creapills, including a similar artistic idea two huge hands coming out of the water as if to support the walls of a Venetian building.
Imagined by: Lorenzo Quinn