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By Sam Haysom

There is a special place in the beating heart of the internet for a creepy sculpture or mascot.

Remember Gritty? Or the Partick Thistle FC soccer mascot that looked like a terrifying Lisa Simpson? Instant viral fame, for both of them.

And it looks like a giant hand sculpture that got airlifted onto the roof of a gallery in Wellington, New Zealand on Sunday is about to go the same way.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—Quasi has landed! This morning, Ronnie van Hout’s Quasi was installed on our roof. Quasi is a joint project with Wellington Sculpture Trust, with support from Wellington City Council, Wellington Community Trust, and Richard Burrell.

— CityGalleryWgtn (@CityGalleryWgtn) August 18, 2019

The sculpture, which somewhat resembles an oversized version of Thing fromThe Addams Family, is called “Quasi”, and it was made by artist Ronnie van Hout. It previously resided in Christchurch, but now it has a new home.

We gotta hand it to @CityGalleryWgtn, they picked the perfect day to install Quasi.
The five metre tall hand-face sculpture by artist Ronnie van Hout has arrived from Christchurch and is now perching on the roof of the gallery.
Be sure to give him a wave next time you vis

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