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This Bronze Hand Has Been In The Woods For Decades — Here's How It Looks Now

As a work of art grows older, things about it inevitably change. On one level, paintings’ colors fade and novels’ language becomes outdated, while on another level the cultural context by which we understand the artwork changes as well.

While all pieces of art age in this way, some brilliant works are actually designed with the passage of time in mind. Take this bronze sculpture in Dallas, Texas for instance.

In 1968, Italian painter and sculptor Giuseppe Penone made a cast of his forearm and installed it so that it clutched a tree. As the tree continued to grow over the years, the artwork evolved, and now nearly 50 years later it’s become a truly stunning piece!

Back in 1968, Italian artist Giuseppe Penone cast this sculpture…

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