In 1999, I had the opportunity to visit Punta del Este with my Rotary Ambassadorial roommate, Michelina Ferate. We soaked in our surroundings the one-week we were there. One of the places our host took us to visit was the sculpture by Mario Irarrazabal, “La Mano”. It was amazing to see this work of art on the beach. This sculpture was completed in 1982 by Irarrazabal. He finished it within a week. It still remains as one of the most visited sculptures of Punta del Este.