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R-Evolution is the third and final sculpture in Marco Cochrane's series, The Bliss Project. The work debuted at Burning Man in 2015 and has not yet found a permanent home.

R-Evolution
ArtistMarco Cochrane
Year2015 (2015)

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Description and historyEdit

The 47-foot (14 m) tall, 32,000-pound (15,000 kg) R-Evolution sculpture is standing in a tadasana pose. In December 2016, activists applied for a permit to display R-Evolution on the National Mall starting in November 2017 for the "Catharsis on the Mall" event,[1] but the permit was denied over fears the turf would be damaged. Although the sculpture was too tall for temporary installations on the Mall, a height variance was issued and later revoked.[2] Undaunted, the group instead applied to exhibit a 26-foot (7.9 m)-tall composite photograph of 27 naked women holding the same pose, which a spokeswoman called "a healing image and it's about making women feel safe in their environments."[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stein, Perry (3 October 2017). "This 45-foot statue of a naked woman could be coming to the Mall for four months". The Washington Post. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ Stein, Perry (26 October 2017). "Park Service denies permit for a 45-foot statue of a naked woman on the Mall". The Washington Post. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ Stein, Perry (3 November 2017). "Activists behind a rejected 45-foot statue of a naked woman in D.C. have a new plan: A 26-foot digital artwork of a naked woman". The Washington Post. Retrieved 21 February 2018.

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