It is a well-known fact that there is an inner child trapped in every one of us. That child shines through whenever we sit down to enjoy a cartoon, skim through the pages of a drawing book, blow soap bubbles or run around without a care in the world. Being a child is easier, it is funnier and creates one of the most beautiful memories in our lives. Ukrainian sculptor Alexander Milov wished to show this fact through his latest world, entitled ‘Love.’
The Burning Man festival in Nevada from 2015 showed many beautiful works of art. However, one of the most stunning ones was ‘Love’, a wire sculpture depicting a man and a woman sitting back to back and their inner children reaching to one another from within. At night, the sculpture becomes even more dazzling as the children light up from the interior.
“It demonstrates a conflict between a man and a woman as well as the outer and inner expression of human nature. 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 chart 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,” the sculptor explained.
The inner child inside each sculpture is lit up by light-emitting diode tubes. The tubes are connected together in a relay that is hooked up to a generator. The system reacts to the changes between night and day, lighting the sculptures up accordingly. The artist stated the idea came to him about eight years ago, during the Ukrainean – Japanese festival JPEG. Although the design had been invisioned differently at that time, the overall idea had been the same.
It now remains to be seen where the sculpture displaying the inner child of both men and women will go after the festival. Would you like to have this sculpture in your city?