There's a giant hand-face sculpture looming over the city of Christchurch, New Zealand and it's provoking some passionate responses from local residents.
According to art critic Warren Feeney, people have been calling it "puzzling," "provoking," "funny," "lewd," "terrible," and "awesome." However, regardless of how they feel, it's going to be up there for another three years.
The 16-foot sculpture of a hand standing on its fingers with a face smack-dab in the center is an abstract self-portrait by Christchurch native son Ronnie van Hout. According to CityGallery Wellington, where the piece currently resides on its roof, van Hout's work explores the "freak, the outsider," and "the reject."
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