The spiritual stars rise nightly, shedding down A private beam into each several heart. Daily the bending skies solicit man, The seasons chariot him from this exile, The rainbow hours bedeck his glowing chair, The storm-winds urge the heavy weeks along, Suns haste to set, that so remoter lights Beckon the wanderer to his vaster home
Truth Is Beauty by artist Marco Cochrane, photographed by Ben Canales at Burning Man, 2013.
The inspiration behind the piece comes from the artist wanting a world where women can feel and truly be safe and free of sexual harm from predators. In his sculpted world, we’re all the better for 50% of our population not living in fear of letting their guard down or going/doing/being something that is frowned on simply from being a woman. I can relate to a version of this disappointment where I’ve heard multiple women say they want to go out and do night photography like I’ve come to love, but they’re afraid to be alone out in the dark. This is sad and is only a fraction of the injustice that still lurks in various cracks of our consciousness and society. It’s not ok. And it can change.
Oooo, I am REALLY excited about this one. I like to post pictures here first to get some objective opinion from you guys (and gals), but, I am very pleased with how this turned out. I feel like I tapped into some new levels that I’ve been struggling to find this year. What do you think? Reaction? Thoughts?