Activists plan to move 45-foot-tall nude female statue to National Mall

Activists plan to move 45-foot-tall nude female statue to National Mall

Activists are planning to move a sculpture of a 45-foot-tall nude woman to a spot on the National Mall facing the White House.

The artist wants the statue, called R-Evolution, to spur talks about violence against women, The New York Times reported.

“For her to be able to just stand there and express nothing, just to be present in the moment, is a really powerful statement,” artist Marco Cochrane told the newspaper.

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Organizers are looking to put the statue of the woman, standing in a yoga "mountain pose," on the National Mall during Catharsis on the Mall, an event on social change.

They plan to put it up in November and leave it there until March to highlight the Equal Rights Amendment, according to the Times.

Moving and installing the statue — which was first made for the Burning Man festival in 2015 — from San Francisco will cost $90,000, according to the Times, and a crowdfunding page has been set up to raise funds.

Cochrane's collaborator and partner, Julia Whitelaw, said the statue isn't targeted at Trump. But she added the two are "hoping that he will see this sculpture and come experience her and change his perspective."

A spokesman for the Interior Department told the Times that the National Park Service is reviewing the proposal from the group.

“Since they’ve reviewed our plans and the preparation is going well, we’re confident,” said Robert Haferd, who's leading the effort to get a permit for the statue.

Cochrane told the Times it's not a "priority in our culture to protect and support women."

“To make sculptures of women who are just being people seemed to me to be a way to humanize this form, which is so sexualized," he said.