Simon O’Rourke is an environmental artist from North Wales specializing in wood sculpture. Simon’s webpage and social media profiles are full of photos capturing his stunning and unbelievably detailed sculptures, with one of them being this giant 50 ft hand reaching for the sky.
According to the Facebook comment section, thousands of people find this work majestic and visually stunning, though we gotta say, the story behind this wooden sculpture is equally as stunning and interesting as the sculpture itself.
Turns out, this 50 ft wooden sculpture is called Giant Hand of Vyrnwy
Image credits: Simon O’Rourke
“I found out through a friend that the tallest tree in Wales had been storm damaged and was due to be felled, and that Natural Resource Wales, who were in charge of the site, were going to commission an artist to carve the tree,” the artist writes on his personal webpage.
After the tallest tree in Wales was damaged, the artist came up with the idea to…
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