A Tree Damaged by a Storm is Reconstructed to Look Like A Giant Hand Reaching for the Sky

This 50-foot work of art is called the Giant Hand of Vyrnwy. It has an interesting story. The tree was partially destroyed by a deadly storm that struck that area in Wales. It was about to be felled. Then the Natural Resource Wales, who took charge of the site, decided to look for an artist to carve the tree.

Simon O’Rourke, a North Wales-based environmental artist, found out about the tree and applied for the job.

He found out that the woodland area was named the Giants of Vyrnwy. He got inspiration from this and came up with a design of a hand reaching for the sky.

The whole enterprise was worth $16,000, which is a hard-earned amount. People found the finished structure to be visually stunning and magnificent.

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The massive structure of the giant hand.

Image credits: Simon O’Rourke

Image credits: Simon O’Rourke

Simon especially likes working on the project.

Image credits: Simon O’Rourke

Image credits: Simon O’Rourke

The humongous hand from a distance looks realistic.

Image credits: Simon O’Rourke

Image credits: Simon O’Rourke

Internet reactions:

Sherrie thinks Simon did a brilliant job.

Cath says it is incredible and wants it in her front yard.

Ruth is impressed by Simon’s work using a chainsaw.

Ann likes it but thinks it’s creepy.

Cicely admires Simon’s talent and wonders how long it took to carve the design from the tree.