Colorado artist Andrew Ramiro Tirado hung a massive hand made of found wood today in the lobby of the yet-unopened Maven Hotel, the chic ballpark-area digs whose lobby will host public market space and at least one new restaurant. The hanging of the hand means this development, better known as the Dairy Block, will soon be complete.
Julie Dunn of Sage Hospitality, one company behind the multi-use project, said the hand fits into the Dairy Block’s hand-made aesthetic. The businesses that will soon fill the space will peddle hand-made food and crafts, Dunn said, harkening back to a
century ago when the space was actually an old-fashioned dairy.
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“Dairy Block is all about celebrating makers,” Dunn said.
As for the hand, it took about four months to make, weighs about 300 pounds, and is posed as if it were plucked from the image of God adorning the Sistine Chapel. Meant to be enjoyed from all angles, Tirado said, the piece will be right at home surrounded by hand crafters.