It’s so exciting to see new works of public art arrive on Treasure Island! We welcome the beautiful “Bliss Dance” by Marco Cochrane! We also congratulate our own William Chamberlain, Pacifica II Operations Director, on his helping hand in drafting up the “Bliss Dances” Public Art display procedure!
The Bliss Dance sculpture of a dancing woman, she represents a celebration in the beauty of humanity. She 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. Currently she is residing at the Great Lawn on Treasure Island near San Francisco, the sculpture originally debuted at Burning Man 2010 festival.