The world famous National Mall in Washington D.C. could soon get a monumental addition int the form a statue of a 45-foot-tall naked woman. The organizers behind the “R-Evolution” sculpture” are currently raising funds to transport the mammoth from San Francisco to the nation’s capital, where it would be placed next to the Washington Monument, and facing the White House, until March 7. The statue is one of three giant nude female statues, and is intended to send a message about women’s equality and safety.
The eye-catching sculpture was created by artist Marco Cochrane as part of The Bliss Project. “These sculptures are about expressing what it would be like if women were safe,” Cochrane said. “To me this sculpture answers that question … She’s absolutely fearless and accepting and being able to do that is a really powerful thing.”
The sculpture will be brought to D.C. by the organizers of the three-day event called “Catharsis on the Mall,” the theme of which this year is “Nurturing the Heart,” as Sanam Emami, a community organizer explained. “This year’s theme is in response to a lot of the social disconnect and politics going on in our community right now,” she said. “We felt that R-Evolution represented that. That’s why we’ve placed it in America’s front lawn.” So far, the organizers have raised more than $21,000 in four days, but they will need to raise $90,000 within 30 days in order to cover all the costs for shipping the sculpture across the country and assembling it.
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