The use of children illustrates society's perception of juvenility in the idea of needing others in times of distress, while the adults show sophistication and strength in independence
Ukrainian sculptor, designer, and blacksmith Alexander Milov features two wire-frame adults sitting back to back.
The glowing inside them represents two children confined within, with their hands touching through the metal wires trying to connect.
By using modern materials, the artist is saying that it is our current society that has created a cage for our inner selves.
Milov names its massive scale sculpture “Love” and the message sent by this artwork isn’t the only reason why it is so important; it was also the first time that a Ukrainian artist received a Burning Man art award for the first time in 30 years!
The artist explained his work further:
“It demonstrates a conflict between a man and a woman as well as the outer and inner expression of human nature,” said Milov.
“The figures of the protagonists are made in the form of big metal cages, where their inner selves are captivated. 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 chart 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.”
Let’s enjoy the profound message of Milov’s artwork.