“The roof of City Gallery Wellington is now home to a "kinda creepy" five-metre-tall sculpture of a hand with a face called Quasi, by New Zealand artist Ronnie van Hout.
The hand, which stands on two fingers and features an unsmiling face, was winched onto the roof of the gallery yesterday by helicopter. It is scheduled to remain in place for up to three years.
Made from steel, polystyrene and resin, the hand is named Quasi, after Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame in French author Victor Hugo's 1831 novel of the same name.
The back of the hand features a face described by City Gallery Wellington as a "partial self-portrait" of Van Hout.” - Augusta Pownall