Built with no public funds in 2010, entirely paid for by sponsors and contributions, and made by volunteers (about 500 of them) and among them were engineers and researchers and many of the volunteers were former patients of Dr Francis Guyot, now a sculptor who maintains his freedom to create by not using any govt funds.
A blue egg in the palm symbolizes the creation of the small cars, which were gutted to the shell and painted blue, except for the headlights which illuminate the sculpture at night.
It is a monumental sculpture of 20 tons and 24 meters high, consisting of a metal structure and colored resin, developed around a central pylon built on a foundation partly made of concrete chips from demolished buildings after the urban renewal of the Plain of Ozon area.
Around the forearm are seven cars that made automotive history ( 4CV, VW bug, 2CV, Fiat 500, twingo, Clio …) a tribute to the representative workers’ condition of the industrial past of the city of Chatellerault. to the ‘ automobile in general. There’s an English car, a German, an Italian and French. They come from the hand of man, and they go down to the road.
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La Main Jaune (the Yellow Hand) a tribute to manual labor and the century of the automobile, on the A 10 junction 26 at the city of Chatellerault France (thank you Phil!)