As noted in my last post, I’ve been sorting through and categorizing my Burning Man photos from the 11 years I have attended the event: 2004-5-6-7-9-10-12-13-14-15 and 17. I’ve created 15 categories and will do posts on several of my favorites from each category over the next several weeks.
In my last Burning Man post, I introduced some of the larger animal mutant vehicles that roam the Playa at Burning Man. Today is the turn of the smaller mutant animals, like the horse above. Check out the head and the expression in its face. If my innards looked like the horse’s, I’d be a little wild-eyed too. Usually if you see gears used like this, you can assume that you’ve entered the world of steampunk.
There aren’t a lot of insects normally found on the floor of the Black Rock Desert. In addition to being hot and dry, there aren’t any plants. When Burning Man comes to town, so to speak, things change.
Burning Man has its share of fur bearing mammals that slip into the mutant vehicle category.
NEXT POST: These mutant vehicles came out of the deep. There is something fishy about Burning man…
15 thoughts on “A Steampunk Horse and other Small Mutant Animals… 11 Years of Burning Man”
Wow, Curt, this Burning Man really seems to bring out a vivid and wild
creative streak among people. Amazing and fun. I will read your next post
as it might give me a clue who this Burning man was and why he inspires.
We have some fun days with creations in England but nothing to compare with
what you have shown us. Thank you.
The amount of creativity boggles, Miriam. Over the next several weeks, I’ll be featuring different aspects of the creativity. The Man part dates back to the 80s when a wooden man was burned on a San Francisco beach as a memorial. Each year, the Man is built in the center of the Playa and then is burned on Saturday night of the week-long event. Each year the 40-foot fall Man is built in a different setting. I will do two or three posts focusing in on the Man and the burn. –Curt
You’ve excelled yourself this time Curt! So many incredible beasts and so many cats 😀 The steam punk horse might win, by a head.
I’m thinking it must be a cat kind of place, AC. 🙂 That horse is magnificent. –Curt
As cool as art cars! Love the duck and horse, but that preying mantis is the one I want!
Always been a favorite bug, Phil. They don’t come much more creative. –Curt
Burning Man has always been a favorite topic for your posts!!
It’s a matter of having umpteen thousand photos of strange things, G. 🙂 –Curt
Despite my affection for the furry kitty, I must say that the praying mantis caught my eye this time. But look at this horse! A Canadian blogger I follow posted it today — I’m not sure where the photo was taken. Do you suppose a renegade Burner has moved north?
I found the artist’s name — Dixie Jewett. Her work really is cool, and would fit right in at Burning Man.
Checked her out and you are right, Linda. She’s fit right in. Lots of Canadian’s at Burning Man.
Those renegade Burners are always slipping back and forth across the border, Linda. The mantis is just plain fun. I don’t think I have seen it back at Burning Man again. Maybe it got its head bitten off. 🙂 –Curt
Do you suppose any of these critters are in danger of extinction? Or perhaps what we have to look forward to with bioengineering run amok? 🤪
These creatures morph quite often, Gunta. 🙂 But, fortunately they don’t do it on their own. That’s my biggest worry about AI and bioengineering! –Curt
What a gorgeous post! They are awesome and I love just this kind art. Some models are quite sinilar what we have here. Thank You sharing this post with us.
Have a good day!