San Francisco, California: 40-Ft. Tall Color-Changing WomanArtist Marco Cochrane and his team created the 4-ton naked dancer for the 2010 Burning Man Festival; it has since become a popular installation on Treasure Island, lighting up with colors at night.
- Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
- I-80 exits 4 or 4A onto Treasure Island. Merge onto Treasure Island Rd (which becomes Ave. of the Palms) and drive one mile to the intersection of 9th St. The statue will be on the right, on the Great Lawn, with its butt toward San Francisco.
- Bliss Dance's lights turn on nightly at 8:30 pm and off at 1:00 am.
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"Bliss Dance" was built for the 2010 Burning Man Festival, held in the desert of northwestern Nevada. Now it stands in San Francisco Bay on Treasure Island, the place where artist Marco Cochrane and his team spent a year building it in a warehouse. The naked dancer is 40 feet tall and weighs almost four tons. Cochrane built Bliss Dance out of geodesic struts and covered its skin with stainless steel mesh.
The statue shimmers in the sun, and at night 1000 LEDs transforming the giant nude woman into a giant, glowing nude woman of slowly changing red, purple, green, etc. Visitors can manipulate the colors using a mobile app. Bliss Dance was originally slated to stand on Treasure Island only until mid-October 2011, but San Francisco's mayor liked it so much that he let it stay.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 06/12/2011]