Euterpe is a giant teenage puppet who walks and talks. I found her resting on her bed. The artist is Miguel Angel Martin Bordera from Spain. The bicycle provides perspective.
I am wrapping up my coverage of Burning Man art today. Only the Man remains. This post will be mainly photos. Enjoy.
Zachary Coffin has been to Burning Man several times with his massive art. This year he brought a large steel dome with five arms, each of which supported a 15,000 pound block. Climbing was welcome and encouraged!
Meet Múcaro, a 30 foot tall wise owl created by El NiNO from Los Angeles.
Another bird of legendary fame, the Phoenix rises out of the Playa.This sculpture was created by Nicholas Palmer from South Lake Tahoe, California.
From the other side. The Tree of Ténéré can be seen in the background.
Inspired by the Flaming Lotus Girls from San Francisco, the Blazin’ Lily Gals from Calgary, Canada brought 13-foot-tall metal flowers that shot fire into the air and named their work Efflorescence.
A close up of one of their flowers.
The Flaming Lotus Girls have been providing art to Burning Man for years. This year’s piece was named Noetica.
Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg are also regulars at Burning Man and return year after year with large letters that usually spell out words. This year it was XOXO, hugs and kisses.
This sculpture by Laura and Jeff from 2014 provided a bit of hope for the people of Sonoma and Napa Counties being ravaged by fires over the past week. Being part of the Paradise Ridge Winery sculpture collection, it was still standing after the fire had burned through the area and has now gone viral on the Internet.
Small but quite interesting, this is a Japanese Daruma Doll that is used to set goals by painting in the eyes. The writing on the chest is Japanese for ‘enter good fortune.’ Angela Chang from Los Angeles is the artist.
Electricity danced between two poles.
Hurry Up Slowly by Freetown Christiania of Copenhagen, Denmark was a giant wooden snail.
Aluna by Juan David Marulanda-López and Team Aluna from Bogotá, Colombia was designed to be a reflection of itself.
ILUMINA by Pablo Gonzalez Vargas of Mexico City changed colors, vibrated, and talked to Burners. Here it is during the day with a set of futuristic chairs. The temple can be seen in the distance.
Lit up at night.
The night the Temple burned, ILUMINA was lit up by the fire. It serves as a fitting end for today’s post.
NEXT BLOG: The Man at Burning Man and his fiery end.