The Hand of Man

The Hand Of Man is an interactive sculpture like no other. It is comprised of a 26-foot long hydraulically-actuated human hand which is capable of picking up and crushing cars, and a “glove” device that controls it. The public is invited to try!

What inspired you to make this project?:
At a certain point in life I realized that using large hydraulic machinery for recreationally destructive purposes was a very empowering experience, and one that was typically experienced as sheer joy. I wanted to share this experience with others, so I built the Hand of Man. A secondary but also important inspiration behind this project is the desire to inspire others to make whatever they desire; the Hand of Man is, on a certain level, so absurd... and yet so fun... that I hope others will see in this a sort of legitimization of whatever crazy idea they might have!

Categories: Kinetic Art, Engineering, Fabrication, Robotics, Wearables