"Bliss Dance"

Posted by Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 4 June 2011 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

a sculpture by Marco Cochrane

Originally displayed as part of the 'Burning Man Festival' in the Nevada desert in 2010; "Bliss Dance" now graces the shoreline of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.

I was heading from San Francisco to Oakland on Thursday evening as the sun hung low above the Marin Headlands. Beautiful clouds were floating off of the Pacific and filling the sky everywhere. I decided to get off the bridge at the exit in the middle of the bay - and to look at the possibilities of some sunset captures.

I rolled onto the island and past the old security station - left from when the U.S. Navy owned the island. I proceeded along the road ahead and suddenly came upon this forty foot high sculpture. I had no idea this was here.

It is a permanent installation. What impressed me is that only her right foot is in contact with the ground. Her skin is a mesh so she's largely translucent. The detail is amazing; toenails, closed eyelids, strands of hair flying before her face as she dances. I may be falling in love...

Here is more about her: http://www.ktvu.com/news/27958399/detail.html

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