Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Art & Design: The Amazing Burning Man

Serpent Mother by Flaming Lotus Girls, 2006
Image by Mills42
It's not the Amazing Spiderman, Superman or Ironman, it's Burning Man.


Yes, you saw a snake above but Burning Man is not actually a man, it is an annual event in which artists and interested parties travelled to Black Rock Desert and stay there for a week in order to experience "life" in an experimental community. Every participant is free to contribute in any way to the community, and art is one of the main attractions.

Bliss Dance by Marco Cochrane, 2010
Image by John Curley
Matador Network has an article titled 50 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever [pics], each art piece is uniquely brilliant! Here in this post I decided to choose my favourite ones. See whether you like them too?

The Man, 2009
Photo by: Michael Holden
The Temple of Transition by Chris Hankins, Diarmaid Horkan, and the International Art Megacrew, Reno, NV, Dublin, Ireland, and Aukland, NZ, 2011
Photo by: Michael Holden
Duel Nature by Kate Raudenbush, 2006
Photo by:John Curley
Celtic Forest by Laura Kimpton, Bob Hofmann, and Jeff Schomberg, 2007
Photo by: Toby Keller
At this point, I quote the quote from Anthony Bourdain,

"You're cheapening the thing by talking about it"

So, just enjoy!

Uchronian by Jan Kriekels, Arne Quinze, Maurice Engelen, and Uchronia Crew, 2006
Photo by: Splatworld
Fire of Fires Temple by David Umlas, Marrilee Ratcliffe, Community Art Makers, 2009
Photo by: Lorenzo Tlacaelel

The Ichthyosaur Puppet Project or Dr. Camp's Holy Bones by Jerry Snyder 2013
Photo by: Bexx Brown-Spinelli
For the official Burning Man page and those 50 photos, visit the links in the Resources section.

 I am so into art these few days!


Vocabulary:
cheapen -- (vb)[T] to reduce the price:


Resources:
Burning Man Official Page
http://www.burningman.com/

50 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever [pics] @ Matador Network
http://matadornetwork.com/nights/12-coolest-art-installations-in-the-history-of-burning-man/#rxJHG030B4kyD3J2.99

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/cheapen_1?q=cheapen