I turned the corner into The Park just off the Strip in downtown Las Vegas and there she was: towering 12 meters (40 feet) above me, gracefully dancing in the setting sun.
The steel dancer weighs over 3 tons yet she looks lightweight - an incredible achievement for the artist Marco Cochrane.
The press release from MGM describes it in the best way:
"The dancer’s form achieves lightness and momentum through ingenious structural engineering using triangulated geodesic struts. Mesh stainless steel “skin” forms the curvatures of a body in motion – an imminent and ethereal mobility that seems to soar through space." *
This sculpture embodies its name Bliss Dance and the essence of "dance like no one is watching".
It was a real treat for me as a photographer to experience the interplay of light and form.