Thought behind the thought:
It’s interesting how friends are constantly doing things for one another and there is absolutely no record that one maintains about who did what for whom. There is an innate understanding with which we instantly know who should be the giver and who should be the receiver in a situation. We all reach out to our friends each day for comfort, advice, care and sense of belonging. Lucky are those that find friends who reciprocate the emotion.
Give and Take
About the Art:
Lorenzo Quinn is a figurative, contemporary, Italian sculptor. Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin have been his inspirations. Son of the famous Hollywood actor Anthony Quinn, Lorenzo is internationally known for his monumental public art and even smaller exhibits. In a series called ‘Give and Take’ he has explores the use of hands to indicate communication between individuals. Quinn believes hands are the most powerful parts of the human body to sculpt because hands have the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy. Friendship transcends all forms of love. It is a selfless bond that connects people regardless of gender, age, race and class. Quinn’s sculptures echo this undying bond and give a visual imagery of how we reach out to people and respond to others needs. The sculptor’s passion and faith in human values can be felt through his work.