There were thousands of beautiful works of art at this year’s Burning Man festival in Nevada, but there’s one that caught people’s eyes and invited them to interpret its meaning. Love sculpture by Ukrainian artist Alexander Milov features two wire-frame adults sitting back to back with their inner child reaching out to each other from within. At night, the inner children lit up as well.


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You’re free to come to your conclusions about the Burning Man sculpture’s meaning, but here’s what Milov wrote about the sculpture on the festival’s website: “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 start 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 beautiful message it sends isn’t the only reason why this work is so important – it’s also the first time that a Ukrainian artist received a Burning Man art grant.

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Image credits: Vitaliy Deynega

Image credits: Vitaliy Deynega

Image credits: Vitaliy Deynega