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Truth Is Beauty

A picture of a woman touching the legs of a large sculpture piece at the Renwick Gallery.

Miyah Powe interacting with „Truth is Beauty“ at the Renwick Gallery for No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Photo by Libby Weiler.

“What would the world be like if women were truly safe?” This is the question Marco Cochrane challenges both male and female audiences to consider when viewing his sculptureTruth is Beauty. The sculpture – a woman on her toes, stretched backwards – is made from stainless steel and mesh. I was surprised to learn that the 18-foot figure in the Renwick Gallery is a replica of the 55-foot original that stood at Burning Man in 2013 (and it’s still nearly four times my height!). When I entered the Burning Man exhibit at the Renwick, I was immediately drawn to the figure that nearly touched the ceiling. Truth is Beauty is the largest object in the room; the Amazonian figure towered over other museumgoers and other works around it. I was instantly overwhelmed, first, by the sheer size of the sculpture.

A Transformation from Addict to Artist

At 30 years old, having just finished a one year program for drug addiction, Peter Bragino made the decision to turn his life around and fully pursue his childhood dream of building his life as a professional artist. Here is his result.

 

Sample pages from Peter Bragino's book "I AM HUMAN"

 

Our greatest challenges are the fertile ground upon which we rise to meet our most inspired lives. – I AM HUMAN – Sketchbook of an Addict

Artist Showcase Winter 2017

We invited artist friends to share some of their favorite work in our 2017 Winter Showcase. From oils and pastel to photography and digital artwork, these images have been inspired by the artist’s passion, curiosity and imagination. Click on each name to visit their art website.

 

"Mama Loves You" Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24" by Christine Auda. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mama Loves You” Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 24″ by Christine Auda

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