Burning Man is an annual festival which takes place in Black Rock City, located in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. The event connects people from all over the world that are influenced by community, art, radical self-expression and self-reliance.
There is one sculpture there called “Love.” The sculpture, which is created by Alexandr Milov from Odessa, Ukraine, shows a conflict between two adults and, eventually, an inner expression of human nature.
The figures of the protagonists are made in the form of big metal cages, with their inner selves trapped within in the form of children that are holding out their hands through the grating.
When nightfall comes, the children begin to glow and shine. This represents a symbol of purity and sincerity which brings people together — a chance of making up when the dark times come.
You may first come across this piece at Free and Equal, where the administrator has some comments which can really resonate you, hopefully, which will also give you something to think about.
One of the most important art pieces at #burningman is the sculpture of two adults that are fighting, backs to one another…yet the inner child in them both wants to connect, as well as love one another. Age also has so many beautiful gifts, but one which you could live without is the pride and resentment that we hold onto when we conflict with others. The forgiving, as well as opening and free spirit of children, are our true nature. Let’s remember this next time when we feel stubborn.
This incredible piece of art reaches into my soul and reminds me to get in contact with my inner child. A masterpiece in so many ways. I’m blessed to have even seen it.
The video below shows the love that everyone showed the piece as they interacted with it during the festival.
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