As Spain's financial crisis deepens, one artist collective is taking to the streets to voice their opinion through sculptural intervention.
The project is spearheaded by Spanish artists Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Daniel Llugany and Pau Garcia who sarcastically state on their website that they love "the way actual and past politicians are doing their job." They've taken to the streets of Barcelona putting plaster casts of hands in various scenarios, begging for change and looking for a break.
In one installation we see a hand, palm up, hovering over a scrawled sign that reads: Help Spain. They've taken over ATMs, phone booths, and storefronts. Whether or not their playful work will have any impact on those in power, is questionable, but for those passing by on the street it's a reminder that everyone is affected by the looming crisis whether they are directly, or indirectly begging for change.
Images courtesy of the Hands project