Nude Woman Statue Planned for National Mall

Nude Woman Statue Planned for National Mall
Activists want to temporarily install a 4-story-tall sculpture of a naked woman in a yoga pose on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of a gathering to promote "social change."

A four-story-tall statue of a nude woman in a yoga pose is being planned for display in Washington, D.C.

The New York Times is reporting:

Activists are working to bring a steel sculpture of a 45-foot-tall nude woman to Washington, where she will temporarily face the White House from a perch on the National Mall.

Transporting the sculpture from its home in San Francisco will be an undertaking, but its artist, Marco Cochrane, said he saw it as an opportunity to start a conversation about violence against women. His creation, called R-Evolution, depicts a short-haired, nude woman standing in mountain pose — a yoga posture chosen by the sculpture’s model, the singer and songwriter Deja Solis.

The sculpture invites viewers to imagine a world where women are safe and live without fear, Mr. Cochrane said.

“For her to be able to just stand there and express nothing, just to be present in the moment, is a really powerful statement,” he said.

The pornographic sculpture was created for the 2015 Burning Man festival, and has been “repurposed” for an upcoming gathering on the National Mall called “Catharsis on the Mall,” which is billed as a “gathering in Washington, D.C., that seeks to bring about social change.”

Although the statue will be pointed toward the White House, the artist and his collaborator insist it is not directed at President Donald Trump or his administration.

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