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.
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, 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. 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Caron, Christina (2 October 2017). "Nude Sculpture Four Stories Tall Planned for National Mall". The New York Times.