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Passage

"Passage", the amazing sculpture created by Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito. The sculpture was originally installed at the 2005 BurningMan and now is  installed on San Francisco's Embarcadero, Pier 14.

I actually show very little of the sculptures here. I liked the juxtaposition of the hands and the Oakland Bay Bridge.

"The sculpture represents a mother (30' tall) and a child (20' tall), walking side by side through an unspecified time. Their hands are extended toward each other, the mother's over the child's, and from her hand pours a liquid flame. The flame mingles in the child's hand for a moment, then pours into a long pool of fire which flows before them. The hands on the outside of the figures are extended and from each a gentle stream of water pours and collects on either side of their bodies into long reflecting pools which flow forward toward the horizon. From behind each figure trails a series of burning footprints which diminish as they get further from the figures, marking the history of each and the energy they shared with the earth during their passage. The mother's gaze is fixed on the child. The child is looking forward to the horizon, at the future."

http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/2005/05_art_funded.html





Passage

"Passage", the amazing sculpture created by Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito. The sculpture was originally installed at the 2005 BurningMan and now is  installed on San Francisco's Embarcadero, Pier 14.

I actually show very little of the sculptures here. I liked the juxtaposition of the hands and the Oakland Bay Bridge.

"The sculpture represents a mother (30' tall) and a child (20' tall), walking side by side through an unspecified time. Their hands are extended toward each other, the mother's over the child's, and from her hand pours a liquid flame. The flame mingles in the child's hand for a moment, then pours into a long pool of fire which flows before them. The hands on the outside of the figures are extended and from each a gentle stream of water pours and collects on either side of their bodies into long reflecting pools which flow forward toward the horizon. From behind each figure trails a series of burning footprints which diminish as they get further from the figures, marking the history of each and the energy they shared with the earth during their passage. The mother's gaze is fixed on the child. The child is looking forward to the horizon, at the future."

http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/2005/05_art_funded.html





comments (2)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Jun 2007, 12:47
Excellent picture, composition, contrasting colours.

The description sound very exciting - also as an opportunity for many picture. If those flames are burning all the time you should get very good night shots as well. Even from the bridge - if it is allowed.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 Jun 2007, 19:23
Wow. That's incredible, the description, John. I will definitely look for that the next time we're in San Fran!

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