Rising hands, art project of Lorenzo Quinn in Venice/Italy
Quinn's powerful installation in Venice holds an important message about climate change
Venice/Italy (2017)​In times like these, when the daily amount of information we consume
leads to brain numbness, ART somehow is still able to reach us. And with that every information transported with it. The internationally renowned Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn, son of the famous Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn († 2001), used his newest monumental sculpture "SUPPORT" to do just that. He used his amazing installation to transport a very powerful message concerning climate change. Lorenzo Quinn created in the Italian city Venice a visual statement – two giant hands rising out of the water of the Grand Canal and supporting the famous, traditional and exclusive Venetian hotel "Ca' Segrado" – demonstrating the horrible impact rising sea levels have on cities like the famous Italian lagoon city. Since Venice catches a lot of attention with the "Biennale 2017", Quinn's messages to the world might be even heard: "The two hands
symbolize tools that can both destroy the world, but also have the capacity to save it."
Lorenzo Quinn – From surrealist painter and actor to sculptor
The Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn, who studied at the American Academy of Fine Arts in New York/USA initially wanted to become a surrealist painter and also had a short taste of acting, when he played Salvador Dali alongside his father Anthony Quinn in Stradivari (1989). But he stayed with his passion  and focused solely on sculpture. Quinn, who lives with his family in Spain offers an impressive portfolio of his works so far, just take a look at his biography on his website  or see him on Twitter "I wanted to sculpt what is considered the hardest and most technically challenging part of the human body. The hand holds so much power – the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy", so Lorenzo Quinn.

Quinn's temporary installation, Support, can be seen until November, 26th of this year in Venice at the Grand Canal at the "Ca' Segrado" hotel and will be for the time of its public presence a clear reminder that we will have to put more thought and effort into the future of our environment.

Climate change is very real – Take a look into the future via "Sea Level Rise Map"
The Mediterranean sea will rise by up to 140 centimeter (5 feet) before the year 2100, so a very serious warning from scientists studying the climate change and its effects. If it really will come to that then not only Venice and much of Italy's Adriatic coastline will be under water but also coastline cities worldwide will be disappearing. While there are still ignorant people believing that global warming is a hoax, researchers working for the Italian National Institute of Geophysics are very clear and outspoken about one thing: "The acceleration in sea level rise can be explained by global warming." Take a look yourself into the future by checking out the interactive " Sea Level Rise Map ".
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