I am moving into the part of my life where my friends are starting to have babies. I love the idea of a little handmade gift for the newly arrived little ones. This first piece of art is for Baby Jack, Maggie and Jon's little guy making his appearance in November.
Dino and I can't wait to meet him!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
However one may feel about the art extravaganza that is Burning Man, you have to admire the art that is produced for this event. Although the art will be burned at the end of the festival, artists from across the globe gather extraordinary and intricate structures on the Black Rock Desert playa for a week of celebration of art and community.
This week a work trip took me to Black Rock City, the third largest city in Nevada for the week of Burning Man, and I was able to photograph a few of these amazing structures.
The Big Ego
The Temple is constructed each year as a quiet space. Participants leave photos of loved ones and decorate the walls with writing before the burn.
The Temple was constructed of laser cut plywood and then assembled in the playa.
Motorized vehicles are not permitted in Black Rock City, so Burning Man participants decorate bikes to travel around the city.
Because the event is held in the middle of a salt desert, frequent wind storms create white out conditions. Objects returning from the playa are distinct in their coats of fine white dust.