This large hand and wrist is lying on the grass, palm down. Its form suggests that it could be part of a former sculpture whose origin is unknown. Beside the hand is a 'Time Machine' designed by a pupil from Castle School and carved in stone by the artist. This is now largely overgrown by grass, and cannot easily be seen. However, it is the inclusion of this element that gives meaning to the piece. The work as a whole represents the hand of an archaeologist uncovering fragments of the distant past.
This work is one of a series commissioned for Dudley's new Southern By-pass. For the driver or pedestrian, the road will provide a passage through time, whereby each artwork is loosely inspired by an era.
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