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Uploaded on Aug 22, 2011

Located on Treasure Island. The sculpture, of a dancing woman, stands 40 feet tall, weighs 7000 pounds and is ingeniously constructed of triangulated geodesic struts. By day, the dancer's 'skin', made of stainless steal mesh, shimmers in the sun. By night, it alights brilliantly with a complex array of 1000 slowly changing l.e.d. colored lights. Viewers may interact with and manipulate the lighting effects with an iphone application. The dancer's delicate, graceful form precariously balances on one foot, adding to the astonishing impression of imminent movement and lifelike presence.

About the Artist

In 1962, Marco was born to American artists in Venice, Italy, and raised in California in the midst of the political and cultural movement. As a result, Marco learned respect for oneness, balance, the sacred, and the imperative to make the world a better place. In particular, he identified with the female struggle with oppression, and he saw feminine energy and power as critical to the world's balance. Supporting this change quickly became Marco's life's mission, although, it never occurred to him that art would be the vehicle. On a dare, he explored sculpting people and found a talent he was unaware of...the ability to re-create a person's essence in figurative form. When Marco started sculpting, he realized he was pursuing the mission he'd set out to do...to empower women.

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