Posts in art of burning man

August 6th, 2009  |  Filed under Culture (Art & Music)

Raygun Gothic Rocketship

ake makes holding the rocket skin in place look as easy as leaning against a wall.    If you look closely you can see the magnitude of the rocketship.

ake makes holding the rocket skin in place look as easy as leaning against a wall. If you look closely you can see the magnitude of the rocketship.

Are you looking forward to seeing the Raygun Gothic Rocketship at Burning Man this year? We thought you might like to see just one little photo that will give you a taste of how the honorarium installation is moving forward.  This photo was taken on July 23 so the crew has certainly made lots of progress since that time.  Check out their website, and the photos and videos on it if you want more information, and they have a Raygun Gothic Rocketship flickr Group if you want to keep up.

I hear it is going to lift off Friday evening at [BM].  We will be there to see it, will you?

photo: oakland earth girl

August 6th, 2009  |  Filed under Culture (Art & Music)

Who Gave Birth?

Laura Kimpton’s Who Gave Birth? is a celebration of all MOMs, and the feminine energy that comprises the true understanding that the original MOM is The Earth.

Laura and her crew are making progress on bring this [BM] 2009 Honorarium installation and we are looking forward to seeing it in its final form in just a few weeks.

photos: Laura Kimpton

July 26th, 2009  |  Filed under Culture (Art & Music), Events/Happenings

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is Hosting Pre-Burning Man Party! You are invited to Participate!

[ed]The following is a post from Crimson Rose, Fire Goddess by Night, Art Director by Day:[/ed]

reno-home_header_logoThe Reno-Tahoe International Airport is hosting a Pre-Playa Party! YOU are invited to participate!

The Airport Authority is hosting a celebration of the partnership between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and [BM] and of the thousands of air travelers this event brings to the region, on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 from 5pm – 7pm.

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June 19th, 2009  |  Filed under Building BRC, Culture (Art & Music)

Interview with Rox Scapini – 2009 Honorarium Artist

As an artist who has been creating work to display at the dust fest for well over a decade, I am fascinated by the process of playa art making.  You might not know this but it is truly a unique process which you will not find replicated in the Artworld (captial A artworld).  My Black Rock City artmaking process has been something like this: initial inspiration happens; next, the evolution of the conceptual framework; followed by the process of translating that idea into a proposal (well, most of us do this; Michael Christian doodles on a napkin, but he’s charming and produces provocative work, so he is a special case); then comes the obsessive build, build, build time, and finally struggling with the complications of the desert to install your work.  All of this is done within a six month time frame.

I have been curious how other BRC artists approach their work; what they are inspired by and how they face the challenges of building art on our desert platform.  So to fulfill my own curiosity and to give you some insight, I am randomly interviewing a few of this year’s Honorarium artists for your reading pleasure.

grape_eyesName: Rox Scapini
Project: Bio*Tanical Garden
Project website:
Project Location: Berkeley, CA

Jess Hobbs: Tell me a little bit about yourself.  What might be pertinent to know about the creator of “Bio*tanical Garden”?

Rox Scapini: I’m an artist and I have been making sculptures for 16 years. Sculpture is my favorite form of art because it gives me the possibility of bringing my imaginary world into reality. Sculpture for me is not about materials but physical presence in space. My style is figurative but not realistic, and my sculptures represent something that “might” exist in this world. I have a strong fascination of cyberpunk literature (HR Giger is the artist that most influenced me, indeed) and a cynical view of our world.

JH: Have you produced work for Burning Man before?  If not, what work has affected you the most?

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June 8th, 2009  |  Filed under Culture (Art & Music), Events/Happenings

From Playa to Runway: The Art of Burning Man

Looking to see some fantastic art in the Reno Area? Well look no further than …


Now Showing At The
Reno – Tahoe International Airport
(Between B and C Concourse …Open to the Public)

Featuring 90 FEET OF amazing photos FROM 2000-2008
plus 20 feet devoted to “Celtic Forest”, which will be in downtown Reno from June 26-Dec. 1.

(Photographers: Mark Hammon, Ales Prikryl, Jaz Fabry, John Tucker, Matt Freedman, Douglas Hooper and Will Roger Peterson)

The opposite wall which is 20 feet long has BURNING MAN – The OTHER 51 Weeks of the Year featuring all of the non-profit “Outreach” groups. Burners Without Borders, BRAF, Black Rock Solar, Earth Guardians, Friends of Black Rock High Rock AND Reno’s post-Burning Man Recycling Program Information for 2009.

Interactive Sculptures by Mangrove Artists: Spin ‘em by Kitty Gordon and Book Stand by Dave Boye, plus several plexi boxes loaded with ARTifacts artfully arranged by Crimson Rose.

Special thanks to the Reno Burners and Crimson who loaned a plethora of unique playa ARTifacts including a wedding display….

…curated by Maria Partridge, BRAF Advisory Board Member