La Mano (The Hand)

La Mano is the famous hand statue on the beach situated on Playa Brava Beach. The sculpture was made by Chilean artist Mario Irrázabal during the summer of 1982, while he was attending the first Annual International Meeting of Modern Sculpture. He was inspired to make a sculpture of a hand "drowning" as a warning to swimmers, as the waters at La Barra up the beach had rougher waves which were better for surfing only, while the other way, waters at Solanas as were much more suited for swimming and windsurfing activities.

The hand has not left its original spot, and had remained largely untouched, save for minor graffiti on the palm side of the finger which was written in 2005.

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