Female Empowerment 

The monumental 45-foot-tall, 32,000-pound kinetic sculpture R-Evolution will tower over Miami Art Week from Lincoln Road, glowing in the sun and illuminated by RGB LED lights.
Words // Zelda Grant | Photos // c/o Eleanor Preger | November 26, 2023 | Lifestyle

Designed by acclaimed artist Marco Cochrane, R-Evolution is a massive female symbol of strength and liberation which first debuted at Burning Man. It is the third and final sculpture of The Bliss Project, a series depicting a woman, Deja Solis, expressing her humanity. Using a Pantograph — a Medieval-era enlargement tool — the sculpture was built from hand using classical sculpting techniques, beginning with a life-size original that was enlarged to a 15-foot clay version, before taking the final metal form. The completed 45-foot sculpture is comprised of steel rod and tubing, utilizing two layers of geodesic triangles covered by a stainless steel mesh. The sculpture explores and expresses what it feels like when a woman can just be her whole person, radiating her energy into the world. R-Evolution captures all of Deja’s expressions, including her breathing, via 16 motors in her chest, demonstrating how her energy radiates into the world; Now thru Apr. 2024;