At Burning Man this year, there was one sculpture that stood out and offered a gentle yet staying message to the thousands of people that came across it.
“Love” by Ukranian sculptor Alexander Milov shows two hunched adult figures turned away from each other built from wire, with a child inside each. The two children are reaching for each other through the backs of the apparently conflicting adults.
The beautiful sculpture could speak to its audience in many different ways, but here is what Milov had to say about his creation:
“The figures of the protagonists are made in the form of big metal cages, where their inner selves are captivated. Their inner selves are executed in the form of transparent children, who are holding out their hands through the grating.
As it’s getting dark (night falls) the children start to shine. This shining is a symbol of purity and sincerity that brings people together and gives a chance of making up when the dark time arrives”.