Bliss Dance Comes to Treasure Island from Burning Man

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Bliss Dance Comes Home to Treasure Island

On my recent trip to the San Francisco Bay area I stopped by Treasure Island in order to get some pictures of the San Francisco skyline and was pleasantly surprised to encounter a spectacular photo op 40-foot tall sculpture of a voluptuous nude woman dancing. I took several pictures, and later found on the Internet that the statue was constructed of stainless rod and mesh by San Francisco artist Marco Cochrane in his studio on Treasure Island. He made it for the 2011 Burning Man festival where it was a sensation and, with the help of Burning Man's Black Rock Arts foundation, the sculpture was brought home to Treasure Island where it was reassembled by Cochrane in his Treasure Island warehouse studio. The sculpture will remain on Treasure Island until November 2013.

Bliss Dance is the first installment of what the Treasure Island Development Authority hopes to become an outdoor site for displaying art.

Bliss Dance

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

It's a very interesting statue. A lot of work and artistic skill went into making it. Bliss Dance is a beautiful statue.


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Ralph Deeds 3 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment. Bliss Dance is worth a visit to Treasure Island. I hope that will become her permanent home.


Nina Meister 2 years ago

Love this!!!!

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