Love is een bekend kunstwerk van de Oekraïnse kunstenaar Alexander Milov dat hij presenteerde op het Burning Man festival van 2015 in Nevada, USA. Twee mokkende en gekwetste ego’s die zich vanuit onmacht van elkaar afkeren en het innerlijk kind dat maar één ding wil: uitreiken en terugkeren naar verbinding en heelheid.
“The composition consists of two large metal cages in the form of figures of a man and a woman. The couple froze sitting, turning their backs to each other – their pose symbolizes a conflict. The female figure, tightly hugging her knees with her hands, curled into a fetal position. This pose symbolizes defenselessness and feelings. The male figure, unlike the female, is open and relaxed. A hand supporting the head creates an emphasis on the character’s thoughts and symbolizes strength and consciousness. Despite the conflict, both figures are pressed with their backs to each other, which allows them to maintain balance. Inside both cages there are two children glowing with inner light. These children, having turned their faces to each other, stretch their hands through the bars. As night falls, the children begin to glow. Their light symbolizes purity and sincerity, which binds people together and gives a chance of reconciliation at the moment when the dark time comes.”
– Alexander Milov