Life-Size Installations of Hands Playing with Toys


Sculptor Lorenzo Quinn playfully designs disembodied hands playing with life-size toys. The artist’s public installation titled Esto no es un juego, or This is not a game, is especially interesting in its declaration juxtaposed with a pair of hands holding onto what appear to be plastic toys. Like the set of a child’s imagination gone wild at playtime, the display is adorned with classic green army men holding varying stances. It is simultaneously playful and powerful, sending a message about the seriousness of war that is made light of through toys.

Visually similar (though more lighthearted in nature), Quinn’s installations titled Vroom Vroom and La Dolce Vita feature an amusing display of hands guiding life-size vehicles like toys. The installations simply show a child-like grip over a car and a gentle hand plucking a vespa to pop a wheelie, but the gestures are universally understood. The artist provides an entertaining bit of nostalgia with each installation.










Lorenzo Quinn website
via [Art Ruby]





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