Giant Body Parts (page 2)

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Hand [gone]
Rumford, ME
This Hand was about 12 feet long. It was located at Rowe-Rumford, a used car dealer. It looks like the hand may have had a sound box at one time. These photos are from 2003. By 2013, the dealership and the hand were gone.

The Hand
Fullerton, CA
The Hand is located at Fullerton College. It was created by Todd Frahm from limestone. The sculpture was installed here in 2007. For more, see this website.

Austin, TX
The Fist
Detroit, MI
Hand of Noah
Silver Spring, MD
This Arm is installed on the side of the building of the Hyde Park Gym. It was created by Dale Whistler and has been here since at least 2005. [map]

The Fist is a tribute to boxer Joe Louis, aka The Brown Bomber, who grew up in Detroit. The 24-foot-long bronze sculpture was installed in 1987. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hand of Noah stands in front of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) headquarters. It is 12 feet tall and was installed in 1991. The bronze sculpture was created by Raymond Kaskey. The hand was originally part of a fountain. It releases doves which turn into seagulls. For more, see this website. [map]

Sacramento, CA
This Hand is installed in front of Golden 1 Center. The bronze hand and dart tails were created by Gale Hart in 2016 as part of the "Missing the Mark" installation. The sculpture group also includes darts, a dart board, and concrete numbers. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Santa Fe, NM
Hands & Wrenches
Des Moines, IA
This Hand sculpture in Santa Fe supports a mailbox. It was produced in 1991. [map]

The Hands & Wrenches sculpture in Des Moines is installed in front of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local No 33. It is entitled "Pulling Together" and is made of stainless steel. It was produced by John B. Brommel. There are two left hands to represent that there are two different people working together. [map]

High Five Hand
Aptos, CA
Hand Holding Paper Airplane
El Segundo, CA
The life-sized High Five Hand is installed on the wall at the far west end of the RV Parking Lot at Seacliff State Beach. For many years, the wall served as a memorial wall with tile plaques and photos. However, the wall is technically private property and the homeowner objected to the display. The memorial items were stripped from the wall in 2016 but the hand remains.

The Hand Holding Paper Airplane sculpture is 26 feet tall and made of wire mesh. It is entitled "For Your Intellectual Entertainment" and was created by Daniel Martinez in 1995. The sculpture is installed on the elevated platform at the El Segundo Metro Green Line Station. [map]

The Hand of the Land
Napa, CA
Thumb's Up
College Station, TX
Hand with Butterfly
Stratford, OK
The Hand of the Land was installed in front of Gordon Huether's studio in 2018. It is 18-feet-tall and made of fiberglass and steel. It holds a glowing orb meant to resemble a grape. Napa is known for its vineyards and wineries. The sculpture was originally going to be installed downtown but the City voted it down in 2015. [map]

This Thumb's Up statue is located at Aggieland Outfitters which sells Texas A&M merchandise. The hand signal is specific to the university and is actually the Gig 'em hand sign. The statue was installed around 2015. It was modeled after the store owner's hand. [map]

This Hand with Butterfly sculpture is installed in at Lunsford Welding. The steel sculpture is about 30 feet tall and was built by Kevin Tyler and Robby Lunsford in 1992. For more, see this website. [map]

Praying Hands
Webb City, MO
These Praying Hands are 32 feet tall and weigh 110 tons. They are made of stucco over steel and located on a 40-foot-tall hillside. They were built between 1972-1974 as the Hands in Prayer, World in Peace Memorial. For more, see this website. [map]

Praying Hands
Tulsa, OK
These Praying Hands are located at the entrance to Oral Roberts University. The 60-foot-tall hands were made in Mexico in 1980. They are the largest bronze sculpture in the world. The sculpture was originally known as the Healing Hands and was located at Oral Roberts' City of Faith medical center which went bankrupt in 1989. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Dr. Sid's Hands
Marietta, GA
This 18-foot-tall, bronze sculpture of Dr. Sid's Hands was created by Stephen Smith. It was installed at the entrance to Life University, a chiropractic college, in 1999. The hands were modeled after those of Dr. Sid E. Williams, the chiropractor who established the college in 1974. He was a fan of Oral Roberts and this sculpture was probably inspired by the Praying Hands in Tulsa (see above). Dr. Sid's Hands are in a "toggle recoil adjustment" pose and there are two Georgia Tech football rings on his fingers. For more, see this website. [map]

Clasped Hands
Louisville, KY
The Clasped Hands stands in front of the Insight Training Group building. Officially titled the "Opportunity Portal", this sculpture was created by Meg White in 2000. The hands are 15 feet tall and 20 feet wide. For more, see this website. [map]

Sacramento, CA
This Handshake sculpture is entitled "Peace." It was created by Stephen Kaltenbach and installed in this fountain in 2006. [map]

Santa Rosa, CA
The Hangout
Gulf Shores, AL
This Hand sculpture is located at the entrance to Santa Rosa Plaza. The marble sculpture is 12 feet long. It was installed in 1996 as a tribute to farmers, builders, etc. It is entitled "Agraria" and was created by Larry Kirkland. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hangout complex was built around 2008. This "Hang Loose" hand is probably from then. [map]

Denver, CO
This 10-foot-long Hand sculpture was installed in the lobby of The Haven hotel in 2017. It was created by Andrew Ramiro Tirado from recycled wood. For more, see this website.

Hands Holding Rock
Rio Rancho, NM
Hand with Diploma
Alamogordo, NM
Studio City Hand Car Wash
Studio City, CA
This Hands Holding Rock sculpture is located in Rainbow Park. [map]

This Hand with Diploma is installed in front of New Mexico State University. It is approximately about five feet tall. [map]

This hand takes the name of Hand Car Wash quite literally. A life-sized replica of a 1957 Corvette rests on top of the sponge. The Corvette was originally painted hot pink. The sign was created by Gagik Daniel in 2001. It was originally six feet taller. Since it did not comply with city regulations, the sponge was shortened to bring the sign down to the legal limit of 26 feet. For more, see this website. [map]

Skate World [gone]
Kankakee, IL
Hand with Football
Vining, MN
Holocaust Memorial
Miami Beach, FL
Skate World featured this hand and globe on its roof. I don't know if this sculpture was there from a previous business. This photo is from 2009. Skate World has closed and this hand and globe have been removed.

The Hand with Football sculpture was created by Ken Nyberg from scrap metal. It is located at Nyberg Park. [map]

The Holocaust Memorial was designed by Kenneth Treister. The bronze sculpture was cast in Mexico City and installed in 1990. For more, see this website. [map]

Madame Tussauds Hands
New York, NY
The Madame Tussauds Hands are located at its Times Square wax museum which opened in 2000. The silver hand is near the street while the gold hand is installed on the roof. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Hand & Cell Phone [gone]
Brooklyn, NY
House of Hope
Tampa, FL
This Hand & Cell Phone advertised for Samsung and was installed at John F. Kennedy Airport. This photo is from 2009. By the end of the year, it was gone.

It appears that this House of Hope sign with hands once revolved. [map]

Florida School of Massage
Gainesville, FL
The Florida School of Massage features two concrete hands supporting its sign. A new sign was installed around 2013. There are also a couple of hands behind the building. [map]

Glencoe, NM
Hand with Coke Bottle [gone]
Elizabethtown, KY
Stella's Diner
Chicago, IL
The Hands in Glencoe were created by Mark Cline around 2013. They are installed in front of the Fox Cave gift shop. These are either the same hands or copies of the ones that were displayed in Daleville, VA in 2011. Those hands were displayed next to a truck with a sign which read "Jack's Giant Killing Service" for an April Fool's Day prank. [map]

This Hand with Coke Bottle was located on the wall of the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia which opened in 1977. The museum closed in 2011 and everything was auctioned off. This hand is gone.

Stella's Diner features a fist holding utensils over the entrance. The restaurant has been Stella's since 2001 and the fist sculpture is probably from then. [map]

Hands [gone]
Zanesville, OH
Hand's Auto Air Conditioning & Radiator
Columbus, OH
These Hands in Zanesville functioned as chairs outside B&D Sales, a gift shop and deli. This photo is from 2009. By 2012, the chairs had been repainted a reddish brown. They were still there in 2015 but gone by 2018. There is or was another pair of hands in town.

Hand's Auto Air Conditioning & Radiator had the same type of hands chairs as those in Zanesville. Those seem to be gone ow. I have not seen these chairs outside of Ohio. The hand on top of the sign is still there. [map]

Boxing Glove
San Diego
Boxing Gloves
Toronto, ON
This Boxing Glove in San Diego is located at the Pacific Training Center's boxing and Muay Thai gym. The Glove has been there since at least 2015. [map]

These Boxing Gloves in Toronto appear to have been produced by the same company as the Glove in San Diego. These flank the entrance to Bloor Street Boxing & Fitness. This photo is from 2007. In 2010, the gloves were repainted yellow. They were painted white later but are now back to red. [map]

More Hands:
Thumb (Calistoga, CA)
Hands (Chico, CA)
Giant Hand (Gotha, FL)
Hand (Pana, IL)
Vulcan Hand (Peru, IL)
Hands Holding Hearts (Berea, KY) [map]
Hand (Grand Rapids, MI)
Giant Hand (Norton Shores, MI)
Giant Hand (Charlotte, NC) [map]
Giant Hand (Cleveland, OH)
"I Love You" Hand (Columbia, SC)
Hands with Camera (Pigeon Forge, TN) [map]
Hands with Butterfly (San Antonio, TX)
Handshake (Newport News, VA)
The Finger (Westford, VT)
Giant Hand (Acton Vale, QC)
Giant Hand (Saskatoon, SK)
Buried Statue (Nottinghamshire, England)
Giant Thumb (Paris, France)
Giant Hands (Como, Italy)
Giant Hand (Wellington, NZ)

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