Boston’s sculpture of burning man is the most expensive ever
BOSTON — Boston’s “Ice Sculpture of Burning Man” has cost $15 million to build, with nearly 2,500 pieces including 2,000 of the man’s original, 1,000 pieces of his bronze and 250 pieces of marble, according to a design by architect Mark A. Avila.
The bronze sculpture is being installed on the first floor of a new building in Boston’s South End, which was built to house a new hotel and the former offices of the Boston Public Library.
It will be covered with glass, and visitors will be able to watch the installation from the first-floor balcony.
“The artist had a vision of this as a monument to his friend and mentor, the legendary poet, author and poet laureate, William Carlos Williams,” the architect said.
“The sculpture is intended to reflect a powerful, beautiful and powerful human spirit that can inspire us all, in a way that resonates with the spirit of this city,” Avilas said.
It’s a sculpture by artist Mark Avilan, who has done work for the Red Sox and the World Series champions New York Yankees.
It’s the most-expensive sculpture ever in Boston.
It was commissioned by the Boston Historical Society, which is also sponsoring a sculpture for the U.S. Olympic Committee that is also on display.
It cost $5 million.
“We didn’t have the resources to get a full-size sculpture,” Alyssa Krieger, the curator of the exhibition, told the Boston Globe.
“So we were kind of on our own.”
Avilas worked on the sculpture for more than five years, starting in 2009, and the work was completed in 2014.
It had already been in the works for about two years.
“It’s very symbolic,” Avera said.
“You can’t go out and buy a statue, but you can look at a sculpture and see it in context of the people who created it.
We felt that it was appropriate to do something that reflects that.”
The “Ice” sculpture was made by the sculptor Mark Aavilan and his partner, Mark J. Lasswell.
It features a bronze version of a man with a flamingo tail that is encased in glass.
“Burning Man” is the name given to the annual gathering of about 100,000 people who gather in the desert of northern Nevada.
The festival began in 1985.
The sculpture will be moved into the building for a public viewing after it has been cleaned, cleaned and re-staged.
It has been put on display in a series of smaller rooms that Avils will be taking guests through.
It is scheduled to open in 2020.
Avila said the sculpture will “go a long way in showing that there is a real connection between art and humanity.”
He said the artist and the public can connect with the piece through the experience of viewing it from the balcony.
The installation is one of several works by Aviles, including a sculpture of a woman holding a child.
In 2015, Avilaras also designed a sculpture titled “I Know,” which was installed in the new Boston Symphony Orchestra’s new headquarters.
The piece, which depicts the city as a landscape with its people, was designed by Robert W. Balsamo.