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We all know that the world is changing. There are new technologies and inventions coming out every day, but sometimes it’s really hard to keep up with them all. Every once in a while, though, something comes along that reminds us of just how far we’ve come and what we can accomplish as humans. One such thing is the “Bones where the trees meet the freeway” sculpture by artist Chris Burden on display at LAX airport. You can see this piece from miles away and it tells you so much about who were are today as Americans: We’re innovative and creative people who don’t shy away from bold ideas or risk taking. I’m sure many of you have seen pictures of our installation before, but to really understand what this piece is all about, you have to see it in person. Bones where the trees meet the freeway is an iconic installation that ties man and nature together with a sense of urgency and intensity. It’s not easy viewing for some people – there are images on display depicting death, life cycles, violence against women, our dependence on petroleum-based products as well as references to slavery and genocide. But if we can make ourselves look at these hard truths head-on instead of turning away from them or pretending they don’t exist then maybe we’ll be able to move forward into a better future individually and collectively. You should also read: The beauty behind Chris Burden’s “Bones” sculpture at LA


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