The tallest tree in Wales had been damaged by a storm and was supposed to be cut down, but a better solution was found. Natural Resource Wales, which was in charge of the site, ordered artist Simon O'Rourke to cut down the tree. He thought of a giant hand, symbolising a giant, and the tree's last attempt to reach the sky.
O'Rourke needed to add on two pieces for the thumb and pinky finger, as the trunk wasn't wide enough to form the entire hand. Once completed, the sculpture was coated with tung oil, a natural vegetable oil safe for the close by riverways.
Its height: 15 metres (50 feet).
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