April 22nd, 2013  |  Filed under Culture (Art & Music), News

Burning Man Featured in Butane-Propane News

April 22nd, 2013  |  Filed under Culture (Art & Music), News

Butane-Propane News, April 2013

The April 2013 issue of Butane-Propane News (BPN) (dubbed “The New York Times of the LPG industry”) has a great article by John Needham about flame effects artist Eric Smith, Burning Man Fire Art Safety Team (FAST) Manager DaveX, and this little shindig out in the desert called Burning Man. You might have heard of it?

“Spire of Fire” in downtown Reno, 2011 (photo by Bill Kositzky)

If you saw the beautiful 48′-tall tower of insane flame effects known as “Spire of Fire” either on playa in 2010, in downtown Reno, New York, Las Vegas or elsewhere, then you know Eric’s work (together with Steve Atkins). And if you’ve ever seen fire (e.g. if you had your eyes open) in Black Rock City then you know DaveX’s handiwork … yep, he’s the one who makes it possible for us to burn safely out there.

These guys are not only involved with flame effects and fire safety in Black Rock City, they also travel the country (and beyond) conducting workshops for would-be fire artists, teaching them how to build and use flame effects safely, thus ensuring that more fire artists are being born all the time and people are finding creative outlets for their inner fire bug. Which? Is great, by our standard.

6 Responses to “Burning Man Featured in Butane-Propane News”

  1. jeff Says:

    Maybe this will inspire Hank Hill to attend.

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  2. joe Says:

    The Flame Effects class rocks. Every town needs their own poofer. Ours is on wheels. See you in the next parade! Whooooosh!!!

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  3. Ron Says:

    The article in Butane-Propane News must be only in their paper edition, as I can’t find anything like it on their website (which hasn’t been updated in 2 years). Would you say something about the contents of the article, or quote some of it?

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  4. Eric Says:

    I think something can be with the best source of inspiration.

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  5. Will Chase Says:

    Hi Ron, I’ve added a link to a PDF of the article in the first sentence of the post. It’s a good piece!

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  6. eastcoastburner Says:

    am I the only one who is surprised that there is a magazine called butane-propane news?

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