These artworks are my attempt to capture
a glimpse of Burning Man. Many descriptions of the event are
documented, but I am trying to reveal something beyond the
event itself; a specific aesthetic. The Burning Man event
lasts one week every year, but there is a growing population
of participants ( 28,000 or more) that live and breath B.M.
every day, year around.
Burning Man is much more than a week-long
extreme camping experience, it is a state of mind, a lifestyle.
This global phenomenon is spreading like a wild fire ( pun
intended). It's founder Larry Harvey, summarizes the essence
of Burning Man as a venue for " radical
self-expression". This could explain why Burning Man
has been described as the "special olympics of art".
Everyone is expected to actively participate, for Burning
Man is not a spectator sport nor is it for the timid. Everyone
at the spectacle celebrates the splendor of the self, in all
shapes and sizes. Just when you think you've seen and done
it all, you will see or do something at Burning Man that defies
imagination. It is all there and