Be Love More

Melissa Machnee's avatar Melissa Machnee

This sculpture was inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement. In 2020, during the height of the George Floyd Riots, I had an overwhelming call to create a sculpture about how I felt during this time. Because I feel that sculpture and art in general is a form of communication that cannot so purely otherwise be expressed, I decided to create this sculpture of a woman in complete surrender. Her arms are up, half of her is black and half is white. These colors are brought together by a pink lined heart that has been cut out from her chest. I hope that this sculpture will help to bring a sense of peace and solidarity to those who view it. The title is Be Love More because we all need a little more love to exist together in harmony.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 30"
  • Medium: Aluminum
  • Width: 16"
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 7.5'