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Most people will place a wayward glove they find on top
of a fence or on any other suitable place nearby, from
where it might be subsequently spotted and retrieved by
On windy days these gloves can blow away, so some
means of securing them would be useful, and nothing
glove better in place than an actual hand.
The idea is to make a series of bronze cast human hands
and place them randomly in busy public locations ready
to receive any misplaced gloves. They could protrude on
the end of arms attached to lamp-posts and other items
of street furniture or be bolted unto window ledges etc
An entire fence that terminates along the top edge in
hands assuming various poses is the extension of the
idea. Those with extra gloves having no matching
partner could add them to the fence, inviting anyone
who needs to simply take them.
glove on a fence
[xenzag, Jan 10 2019]
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||Public sculptures - e.g. of famous historical figures - should always be made with bare, life-sized hands to allow for lost gloves to be displayed. In particular, this idea demonstrates that we need more sculptures of Indian gods, which are often represented with multiple arms and hands, as this would allow for the prominent display of many lost woolly gloves and mittens.
||There could be a bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher atop the cliffs at Dover, facing france, arm raised and extending two fingers skyward to indicate the British attitude to the french, the EU, and johnny foreigner in general.
||I quite like the idea of a fence with hands on the fence-
||There could be one every few metres along the top of The Don's Wall, each with the index finger extended upwards in a "Screw You !" gesture.
||They could alternate in facing north and south ...