A worker painting the Hammering Man, a sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky, in Frankfurt, Germany
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Take a break! It's Labour Day!
On this Labour Day, we're paying homage to hard work, no matter what form it takes. In this case, a worker is applying a fresh coat of paint to the Hammering Man, a symbol of labourers everywhere. Hammering Man is a series of sculptures in varying sizes that depict a man with a motorized arm swinging a hammer in a slow, steady motion. American artist Jonathan Borofsky says he created the sculptures as tribute to working-class men and women around the world, and with that in mind, Hammering Man is our Labour Day hero.
This member of the Hammering Man work squad stands just shy of 21 metres high in Frankfurt, Germany. He's getting a needed touch-up after long hours toiling in the elements. We hope this Labour Day is a pleasant one and you get time for any touch-ups you need too.