What does a Flaming Lotus Girl do for the holidays? You’d think after manifesting yet another work of art she’d be able to take a break, but no – you just can’t keep a good girl down.
We are currently doing work of Angelic proportions!
Margaret making sparks - photo by Matt Silvey
Girls making a new Angelic body - photo by Matt Silvey
The Girls have been working all winter braving the cold Boxshop to re-vamp the Angel of the Apocalypse in order to reveal her in Toronto January 29th thru February 7th, 2010 at the City of Toronto’s Winter City Festival.
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A few months ago I was hanging out at Zeitgeist and a new friend of mine, Jessica Wollow, tells me she is interested joining the Flaming Lotus Girls (FLG). So we chat about how to contact them through their web site, and what I know about other people who have become part of their artist’s collective. And the next thing I know Jessica is working on SOMA, the new FLG piece that was chosen as one of the Burning Man 2009 honorarium installations. Most of you are familiar with the Flaming Lotus Girls. They are a female-driven group of artists who formed in 2000 to create elegant fire sculpture, they call themselves the mavens of lipstick and accelerants. Their sculptures are composed of steel, stainless steel, copper, glass, wood, light, and fire.
That is Jessica up there in the corner and these are her photos of one of the two spinning balls of fire that are going to be inside the “nucleus” of SOMA.
Is there something you have always wanted to do, build, create, take to Burning Man, share with other Burners? Strike out and try it today.
So I give you my friend Jessica and her introduction to the FLG.
And for those of you who like a little more action check out the video.