2007 THEME ART INSTALLATIONS
Click the name of an Art Installation in the list below to see details about it.
Green Society Platonic Solids
by Casey James
We have integrated the elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire, & Ether into the structures of the five platonic solids to create a system that showcases a greener way to evolve our society. All of the combined elements produce a fully sustainable Truncated Icosahedron. Located at the art project is our Green Society Info Center with tips and tricks to help aid in the development of creating a greener society.
Contact: casey (dot) greensociety (dot) org
Human Tree of Life
by John Quigley
A series of 8' bamboo posts are laid out 200' apart at the key points of the trunk for a human tree of life. These points will be connected by human bodies to form an image of the tree which will be photographed from an aircraft.
Contact: jq (at) spectralQ (dot) com
by Stephan Trichter
Bubbles imply the ideal of perfection, yet each is imperfect and ultimately doomed. They're the spherical science experiments of our childhood, and the way champagne makes us feel. You don't want to live in one and yet, like clouds, bubbles are an imaginary place, our own private universe, or a quiet retreat into solitude. What better way to exemplify the fleeting nature of life and art at Burning Man than a perfectly formed sphere of soap surrounding a highly explosive cocktail of hydrogen and oxygen? Two of the most basic elements live for an instant, then ignite, to fulfill their fate in a fiery explosion.
Contact: stephen (dot) false-profit (dot) com
by Eddie Ray Watts
Comprised of 70 feet of writhing helices and twisting geometric forms, Jack's Beanstalk reveals the algorithmic skeleton beneath Nature's skin. This work is an exploration of the creation of organic forms from essentially non-organic materials, as well as the development of processes inspired by Nature. Nature uses elegant building processes to assemble simple chemical sub-units into structures necessary for life. These robust processes respond to chaotic environmental input to build organisms of striking complexity and individuality. The growth processes integral to the Beanstalk mimic nature in their ability to respond to chaotic input during growth, including the vagaries of the terrain in which the sculpture is "grown" and the aesthetic caprice of the builders in the moment.
Contact: eray (dot) watts (at) gmail (dot) com
Kill the Earth
by Anthony Bondi
In a gazebo lined with plastic lizards and snakes hangs an earth globe, which passsersby are invited to shoot with an air cannon.
Contact: bondi (at) earthlink (dot) net
The Last Flower
by Alanna and Jerome
A dead branch with one artificial flower is protected by a chain-link fence.
Contact: Jerome (at) thebonusroom (dot) com
The Last Two Penguins
by Coyote's Forever!
The last two penguins stand on the last two pieces of ice in the middle of the desiccated South Pole.
Contact: coyotejff (at) hotmail (dot) com
by Iris Clearwater
Brought to life out of recycled materials, the Living Pulse is a grove of musical trees to climb and play, connected by six banners painted by Bay Area community groups to a large center tree with a glowing anatomical heart nestled in its branches. Inside the center tree’s wide trunk is a welcoming sanctuary to gather and listen. Each of the outer trees symbolize a different chakra / life-area that inspired the designs for that tree’s original, musical / sound healing instruments. Each tree contains strips of colored fabric for people to write their prayers and intentions concerning that life-area and tie them to the branches. Through this symbolism, the Living Pulse intends to invoke the power of the Green Man’s archetype to create synergy between the various areas of our lives and environments. Living Pulse will host a special evening of performance on Friday night.
Contact: irisclearwater (at) fmgirl (dot) com
Moop Fruit Forest
by Daniel Steinbock
A group of trees stands serenely in the desert, providing shade for weary playa travelers. Gazing up into the canopy, one sees peculiar fruit: finely woven pouches which, plucked from the tree, serve as vessels for MOOP collecting. These gifts of the Moop Fruit Forest empower citizens of Black Rock City to Leave No Trace and live out the Green Man theme--on the playa and beyond.
Contact: daniel (at) steinbock (dot) org
by Jamie Oastier
Nature evolves in strange and fascinating ways; at the Mushroom Kingdom you will experience a fantastic fungal evolution, from chillspace mushrooms that make you feel like a smurf to live organic glow-in-the-dark mushrooms.
Contact: jamie (dot) oastler (at) gmail (dot) com
Not to Touch the Earth
by Jacquelyn Fishburne
A structure contains 8 doors in an octagonal shape with 4 of the doors remaining locked and 4 always open. The doors represent the choices people have in opening themselves up to others and to their environment or choosing to remain closed off from the realities of the world. Within the doors lies a globe representing the current world issues and showing how people are molding the earth to its current state.
Contact: fishbu_j (at) denison (dot) edu
On A Modest Proposal
by John Losey
Green, Black, White. Eco-carbon-privilege. This piece is both an accusation and an invitation. The viewer is invited to reflect on the global effects of the privileged exploiting natural resources and indigenous peoples. A white PVC figure rises, dancing from a miniature oil derrick. What is it that we are pumping out of the ground? Who benefits?
Contact: xkred27 (at) yahoo (dot) com
by Bill Galman
The Green Man seeded the playa years past... now the century plants have taken root: four smaller plants surround an older sibling which has sprouted its spike.
Contact: billgilman (at) yahoo (dot) com
by Phoebe McAfee
Playa Flags fan out from 12 o'clock on the trash fence perimeter of Black Rock City. Each fence post sports a flag, some recycled from camps of past years and some bearing an image of the Green Man.
Contact: phoebemc44 (at) comcast (dot) net
by Nelson Lacey
This alien feline figure uses the world for a plaything just as humans carelessly mistreat the world today.
Contact: artbylacey (at) hotmail (dot) com
by Stephanie Heald and John Lorance
This is a reformation of tree products reflecting the entertaining side of culture - a tree made of full-color glossy pop culture magazines.
Contact: human (at) oneandzero (dot) com
by Dan Webster
Through our strange and wonderful journey we are nourished faithfully along by our earth-mother and her bountiful goodness. Clear water falls from the sky, edible plants spring up from the soil and fruits hang heavily on their branches. But we are wise and crafty, and well we know that what is nourishing can be made poisonous, what is bounty is surely also plunder. Our sweet earth-mother milk is full of contra-indications: perilous pleasures, dangerous therapies, cures that kill. Those pretty flowers that set us free can make us prisoners for life. The Pop-Pop Poppy strives to reflect this contradiction: it is a shelter where one can rest and recuperate, even reach a state of bliss, but see through the smoky haze the signs of peril; addiction and torment, turmoil and war, plunder and profit.
Contact: danwebster (at) cox (dot) net
by Lance Storm
This flower structure provides shelter and represents a living organism that changes when there is interaction; its color, sound and appearance change as a reaction to its inhabitants'presence.
Contact: stormer66 (at) msn (dot) com
by Robert Bose
A single line or multiple lines of helium filled balloons create a combination windsock-kite that morphs into different shapes and directions in the sky as it plays in the wind.
Contact: lostinnny (at) aol (dot) com
by Bronwyn White
The way in which we use energy is one of the key elements to living in harmony with nature. The energy which originates from the sun is fundamental to life on earth as we know it; from the energy which flows through all living things to the ancient sunlight stored as fossil fuels. Sol Sustenance uses basic solar cookers to transform sunlight directly to an energy source. The solar cookers are arranged in the formation of different constellations each day to recognize not only the energy of the sun, but also that of more distant stars. A DIY solar cooker station at Earth Guardians and solar cooking information in the Green Man pavilion supplement this installation.
Contact: dnajoke (at) hotmail (dot) com
Temple of the Sacred Mother
by Violet McBride
An ever-growing earth temple in the form of an ancient tree of life is built from thousands of prayer flags. Within a womb of branches visionary art, elemental altars, cosmic cycles, and a to-scale timeline of the universe encircle viewers, recounting our cosmic story as it unfolds within a Fibonacci spiral. The Temple seeks to open conscious space for a world where divinity is re-envisioned as flowing through each of us, through all life on the planet, and through to the earth and universe as a sacred whole. Within this awakening, the spirit of the rainbow tribe is honored as the races of the world meet to rebirth our sacred mother earth.
Contact: catalystx (at) netzero (dot) net
The Green Man Lights Up
by Maque DaVis
Fading earthly spirits flash desperately on the edge of darkness. Our green man is a pyromaniac, dancing to the fading light of history, witnessing the dying embers of a lost faith, and finding loneliness in the dark of the night.
Contact: Maque (at) drizzle (dot) com
Time Will Tell
by Diana Gardener
The scorched fertility of the green man casts a shadow of destruction on the rainbow of time. The plants and animals look on in dismay as they await their fate. Elemental Goddesses circle around and offer protection and healing. Will the reemergence of the divine feminine help to restore balance? Elemental Goddesses painted by: Beth Grim (Air), Annie Dacotah (Fire), Kari Johnson (Water), Katie Johnson (Earth).
Contact: priestessdivine (at) yahoo (dot) com
Trash on a Stick
by Thomas Trower
Trash turns into art as plastic soda bottles on 6' fiberglass rods catch the sun.
Contact: ttrower (at) sunflower (dot) com
Trash or Treasure
by Kallisto Edeen
This archeological moop experiment provides burners with a structure onto which they can fasten the moop they've collected in their wanderings, as well as a nearby tunnel for the same purpose. Art will be created out of moop over the week of the event.
Contact: crow_shadows (at) hotmail (dot) com
Tree with Chair
by Peterson Conway
A single chair faces a dead baobab tree.
Contact: pc8 (at) dartmouth (dot) org
by Terry Pratt
A 10' tall screaming face has pushed up through the playa; Mother Nature is warning us Her eyes are monitors, in which participants can see themselves via infrared cameras; at times videos will be shown. The Warning's twelve dreadlocks pulse with energy as they connect back to earth through three tree stumps.
Contact: campimp (at) earthlink (dot) net
by Chuck Nafziger
Warped space is an irregular parabolic mirror that can be rotated by hand, fronted by a tree with leaves forming the face of the Green Man. It reflects the playa and the Green Man as a warped kalidascope, intertwining viewers with their friends, the tree and the Green Man. Night lighting dances on the playa.
Contact: canafziger (at) hotmail (dot) com
by Peat Ibarrabr
A cross-section of a curling ocean wave is made from long straight trees and branches, and can be entered. Images and sounds based on the water and the woods will permeate this installation.
Contact: peat (dot) art (at) gmail (dot) com
by Adam Baer
The stark white skeleton of a whale, 35' long and 12' high and made almost entirely of recycled materials, rises from the playa surface.
Contact: spacebaer (at) hailmail (dot) net
by Dennis Johnson
Seven steel pendulum and wind-driven figures, all with different faces and colors, show how humans and nature are intermingled.
Contact: Tjauting (at) aol (dot) com
by Emily Goodwin
Eight windsocks, covered with fabric, are aligned to illustrate the power of the wind.
Contact: emilygoodwin1 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Xylem & Phloem
by Joel Traylor & Meredith Keen
Xylem & Phloem looks like a curling wave about to crash onto a volcano beneath it. The fiery growth emerging from the volcano represents the origin of life. As the red light travels along the spine of evolution it changes to blue (oxygen) and then green (life). At the tip of the spiral is the Genesis Point; a pulsing light that represents the continuing genesis of NOW.
Contact: jetgallery (at) hotmail (dot) com