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Chilean Atacama Desert – the driest desert on earth, where rain is falling only once every ten or fifteen years. But another interesting fact of Atacama desert is the upraised hand in the middle of sands rising 11 meter toward the sky.
Mario Irarrasabal, the author of this desert masterpiece, wanted to emphasize the vulnerability and helplessness of man in the desert.
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Chilean Atacama Desert – the driest desert on earth, where rain is falling only once every ten or fifteen years. But another interesting fact of Atacama desert is the upraised hand in the middle of sands rising 11 meter toward the sky.
Mario Irarrasabal, the author of this desert masterpiece, wanted to emphasize the vulnerability and helplessness of man in the desert.
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Chilean Atacama Desert – the driest desert on earth, where rain is falling only once every ten or fifteen years. But another interesting fact of Atacama desert is the upraised hand in the middle of sands rising 11 meter toward the sky.
Mario Irarrasabal, the author of this desert masterpiece, wanted to emphasize the vulnerability and helplessness of man in the desert.
Zoom Info
Chilean Atacama Desert – the driest desert on earth, where rain is falling only once every ten or fifteen years. But another interesting fact of Atacama desert is the upraised hand in the middle of sands rising 11 meter toward the sky.
Mario Irarrasabal, the author of this desert masterpiece, wanted to emphasize the vulnerability and helplessness of man in the desert.
Zoom Info

Chilean Atacama Desert – the driest desert on earth, where rain is falling only once every ten or fifteen years. But another interesting fact of Atacama desert is the upraised hand in the middle of sands rising 11 meter toward the sky.

Mario Irarrasabal, the author of this desert masterpiece, wanted to emphasize the vulnerability and helplessness of man in the desert.

"Premonition" Stoneware with engobes, saggar fired with copper wire flashing
12” height , 15” length , 10” width1999

"Premonition" 

Stoneware with engobes, 
saggar fired with copper wire flashing

12” height , 15” length , 10” width
1999

The ancient symbol of a protective hand is common to Christians, Jews, and Muslims. This figure, the Mano Poderosa or All-Powerful Hand, from the late 1800s, is a specifically Catholic version of its Roman predecessor. The five small figures atop the fingers are: Baby Jesus on the thumb; St. Joseph on the index finger; the Virgin Mary on the middle finger; St. Joachim (Mary’s father) on the fourth finger; and St. Anne (Mary’s mother) on the pinkie.
Smithsonian National Museum

The ancient symbol of a protective hand is common to Christians, Jews, and Muslims. This figure, the Mano Poderosa or All-Powerful Hand, from the late 1800s, is a specifically Catholic version of its Roman predecessor. The five small figures atop the fingers are: Baby Jesus on the thumb; St. Joseph on the index finger; the Virgin Mary on the middle finger; St. Joachim (Mary’s father) on the fourth finger; and St. Anne (Mary’s mother) on the pinkie.

Smithsonian National Museum