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He said the series spawned from an idea of feminine safety that he says he's been wrestling with since the age of seven, when he learned that a friend had been sexually assaulted. “Men would walk in, look at the sculpture, and they would have to avert their eyes.”Cochrane was inspired to take his art to new heights by the burning effigies at Burning Man.
“These sculptures are about expressing what it would be like if women were safe,” Cochrane said. Instead of working in bronze or clay, he created massive sculptures out of steel rods, tubing, mesh and LED lights.“It made it okay to look at them,” Whitelaw said.
The sculpture was created by artist Marco Cochrane as part of The Bliss Project.
He said the sculpture was meant to combat a culture that increasingly dehumanizes women and sexualizes the female just one of three giant nude female sculptures Cochrane created with his model and collaborator Deja Solis. She’s absolutely fearless and accepting and being able to do that is a really powerful thing." Julia Whitelaw, Cochrane’s creative partner, said his early sculptures were often so life-like that people felt uncomfortable looking at them, until he scaled them up — way up.“There was such this taboo that was happening,” she said.
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