I was invited in early 2018 to collaborate with textile artist Cameron Ann Mason and her Dusty Nation team on thier Burning Man installation. I provided the metal sculptural centerpiece to a movemented art installation conceived of by this creative, energetic team.
I had no idea exactly what I was getting into. I had heard of the Burning Man festival for many years. The process, installation, festival and aftermath were eye-opening. It is a kaleidoscopic other-worldly event. 70,000 people arrive gradually to a blank desert canvas and transform desolate sand flats into a vibrant arts-oriented community. There are sandstorms and a severe lack of water. No money changes hands but radical generosity and self-reliance insures no one is endangered in this hostile climate.
In the end, I a very grateful to have been included.
Ulrich and Pamela are both involved organizing the final stages of exhibition preparation for
eight sculpture-maquettes and two full-size sculptures,
Procuring the necessary IFPM wood for crating (who knew?),
Customs forms and an ATA Carnet,
Creating the exhibit room in RHINO 3D modeling software for the extraordinary staff of the GAA-European Culture Centre,
Compiling the text and images for Ulrich's entry in the beautifully bound exhibit catalogue,
Arranging a Special VIP event
May 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM
with another Seattle metal artist, Chris McMullen
This event is for supporters, collectors, friends and family.
Please let us know if you might be in Venice for this celebration of sculpture.
We would love to put you on our VIP list for the March 26th event.