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.
36 thoughts on “A 180,000 Pound Sculpture, A Giant Puppet, and Lots of Other Art… Burning Man 2017: Part 11”
OK, I am ready to head back to BM any least one more time…..grin!
Good, I will be glad to have my buddy back! 🙂
We like the owl.
Wise of you. 🙂
The art this year is inspiring. Good to see Christiania getting in on the act too.
I was sorry that I missed Christina standing, AC. But she was impressive sitting down as well. –Curt
Thank you for sharing these photos, Curt – always a wonder and delight to see the creative flair at Burning Man. Wow! I’m captivated by the idea of the dancing electricity; I love the XOXO! 😀
I started going to Burning Man several years before I started blogging, Annika, but as soon as I started blogging, I knew that Burning Man was something that I wanted to share. Thanks. –Curt
Thank you for this series Curt. It’s been really wonderful.
My pleasure, Sylvia. I always enjoy attending and sharing burning Man. –Curt
very cool art! thanks for sharing
It is and you are very welcome. Thanks for commenting. –Curt
The giant puppet and ILUMINA were obviously an awful lot of work, but my favorite is the Phoenix.
Close to mine as well, G. And Peggy’s.
Suddenly, I was back in high school science class — what a terrific example of a Tesla coil. I have to say the owl may be my favorite, but “Hurry Up Slowly” has a lot to commend it. I have a feeling you were doing some hurrying up quickly to get all these photos!
Tesla coil written large, Linda. Inside the owl was a stairway you could walk up with different school years represented,. The artist created the piece to honor a teacher of his that had made a difference in his life. And, yes, I was a pretty focused camper! 🙂 –Curt
Just when I thought your posts couldn’t get any better…there is more wonderful art! You are right, my Canon camera is longing to go there! 🙂
I knew it would be. (grin) Thanks. —Curt
Surreal and wonderful. It is a giant’s play room. Art and sculpture just works outside
(And I vote for the owl)
“A giant’s play room.” I like that description, Phil. The owl thanks you. The sculpture said he created it to honor his teacher. –Curt
Almost beyond belief! Magnificence in size and artistic creativity. I have always wanted to go to BM primarily to experience the art works. Beautiful photos and very nice to see the artists names and country origin.
Thanks, Peta. Each year, the art at Burning Man seems to improve overall, although there have always been impressive pieces each year I have gone. –Curt
Wow wow wow! 🙂
🙂 It’s always interesting, Alison, and borders on great, at times. –Curt
Curt: I know the word ‘amazing’ now is overused. But in the true sense of the word, these works are amazing! Thanks for sharing.
I think that some of the world’s best art is now being developed for Burning Man, Cynthia. And certainly in terms of large sculptures. And you are welcome. I always enjoy sharing Burning Man. –Curt
Truly magnificent. In Australia we have a big banana and other kinds of public sculptures, a large prawn or pineapple with even an inexplicable Tudor Knight, but by and large nothing comes close to that of ‘Burning Man.’
It now attracts artists from all over the world, Gerard. –Curt
It always is. 🙂 Thanks for commenting. –Curt
After BM, do these sculptures take up residences in other places, such as parks, museums, etc, or are they considered transient like the Man? (BTW, I like the Phoenix best too).
Yes, many of them do, Dave. In fact I received a request last week to use photos I had taken of R’Evolution, a large female sculpture, that is being transferred to Washington DC. A video is being made of the move and placement. –Curt
Love Ilumina! What an elegant shape. Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome, Kelly. –Curt
Absolute Creative job done by u . Hats off to u .
Thanks. Appreciated. –Curt