A popular piece of local art is on the move, but don’t worry, it’s not going too far. The 55-foot steel sculpture “Truth is Beauty” is moving to the San Leandro Tech Campus from Treasure Island.
The sculpture, which weighs 13,000 pounds, has 2,500 individual LED lights. Truth is Beauty first made its full appearance two years ago on the playa at Burning Man.
The San Leandro Tech Campus, located next to the downtown San Leandro BART station, is still under construction. The 2016 installation is part of a bigger move as the city re-brands itself from an industrial area to a center of technology and innovation.
The hope is to reinvigorate the area that has been sitting vacant. Artist Marco Cochrane says the piece depicts a woman expressing power and energy.
“The Bay Area is the perfect place for art to spark a discussion especially about equality,” Cochrane said.