Public art

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Public art

A 55 feet tall naked woman made of steel now towers over the entrance of a tech campus in the San Leandro neighbourhood of San Francisco. At the base of the 13,000-pound statue, named...

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Public art

A 55 feet tall naked woman made of steel now towers over the entrance of a tech campus in the San Leandro neighbourhood of San Francisco. At the base of the 13,000-pound statue, named Truth Is Beauty, is a message in 10 languages that says: "What would the world be like if women were safe?" "As someone who is a survivor of rape and sexual abuse myself, I realised that this represented my story," said Deborah Acosta, San Leandro's Chief Innovation Officer. Acosta wanted to make a home for the sculpture, made by artist Marco Cochrane, after it was displayed at Burning Man in the Nevada desert in 2013. "The messaging is to look past the skin, the inner strength and the beauty that all of us have," she said. But not everyone sees it that way. "I think it's very inappropriate to have like a naked body just like that. And it's huge, you can't miss it," said one resident.

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Publié le 8/11/2016

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