Tuesday, September 26, 2006

today's drawing

I was looking at Walt (Disney) again. I changed a few things.

Monday, September 25, 2006

back at it (Lisa Guest Blogs)

The whole game project is largely re-installled in Tony's side of the studio, and tonight found Tony putting on some of those last touches we didn't have time for, pre-Burning Man.

Two More...

Here's yesterday's drawing and today's. As always, click to enlarge

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Drawing A Day project

Well, the Burning Man project has got me thinking that I don't do enough drawing-so I'm going to attempt to do one little, modest drawing a day. I'm doing this with the idea that I'd like to continue, concurrently with my own paintings, large-scale pieces with Art Farm Motel-which might be just a handful of artist-collaborators, or might be alot. Anyway, this idea is still percalating. But here's my first new drawings-

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More Burning Man Pics

(from "Malcolm In The Middle". Most of the pictures were pulled from Flickr-let me know if you took it and I'll credit you)Center Camp during the day-this is the cafe' where people relax or get coffee or watch performances
or try to escape Tuesday's dust storm. (Good luck)one of our favorite art-carsanother one-this one ran on solarthis is the giant bra I saw with Michael and Frederick at the C.T. party. My friend Amy worked on it-and in fact-is this her? Mark or Lois-do you know?Marie Antoinette was obviously also at the C.T. ride-we saw her at the Temple burn Sunday night. She even had what sounded like a French accent. Amazing.the "Hope" and "Fear" flowers that squared off against one another at the "Waffle" burn on Sunday. There were tapeze artists dangling from these that night as wellthe "Hope" flower"I.T." by Michael Christian. Night of the burn several of our party climbed up inside-with Frederick (You're a madman Fred!) hanging upside-down by his ankles on the outside while the whole top part of this cool sculpture slowly spun. And he lived to tell the tale!another one of my favorite art-cars this year. The jackels' feet moved very convincingly, like they were really walking!our camp's own!-This is Rhody's car, with Phyxx there off to the sidethis was definitely a great crowd pleaser-the "Big Round Cubatron". But you'd really have to see the thing in motion to appeciate it. Here's another shot...
this year's temple. Alot of people said things like, "too bad it was dwarfed by the Uchronia and Conexus cathedral...", as if it's size were the important thing. 'Cuz by week's end, when you ride on out and read the sad and heart-felt goodbyes and witness the amazing humanity and embrace someone who is so filled with mourning, yeah-it's not about size.but if you're looking for size...The Conexus Cathedral, and of course...
The "Waffle"! Someone said "This is the largest thing I ever want to see on fire." Um, yeh, I guess me too.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


(Amazing photo of the Burn, pulled from Flickr)

Wow, I was only out of it for a week-not bad for Burning Man.
Well, the piece went up and it looked much better than these photos could show. If you were there you know. People really seemed to like the piece-and I know some that loved it. It was fun meeting them all. And our camp was great this year-really good times. And good energy (when we had some). And if you are one of the artists that contributed drawings for the piece and you were there-first, I hope I did right by your work-I tried my best to honor all the great contributions and hope you liked the piece-so yeah, again and always-thank you tons for helping to make it. (When I collect myself further I'll post all the names of the artists that participated in the piece as well as info on up-coming showings of it.) Also-sorry for not organizing an artist get-together at the piece-by Wednesday there I was pretty out-of-it tired and then Lisa finally showed up-and the rest is a blur...)

So- Burning Man was great. It's always great-just sometimes better. This baby here-"The Uchronia", or, and no disrespect to the amazing Belgians-"The Waffle"-rocked! One of the best clubs on the playa at night. Ounce for ounce, inspired more awe than anything else out there (not counting the stamina of one of our camp-mates).

These two great art/vehicle pieces were among my favorites.
The Starry Mandala -made of bamboo. Very cool.

Definitely one of my faves-the Flaming Lotus Girl's best piece ever-The Serpent Mother and her egg.and at night, she really came to life!

More fotos of the event and camp and mates to follow-but here's some pics of "The Game of Hope or Fear" as installed in The Pavilion in Black Rock City.
(click for detail)
from outside the Pavilion (a glimpse of Alex Grey's back-entrance installaton "suite"-more pics on that later)
then through to our piece (with some from above on the deck beneath the Man).


AND... check out these amazing panoramic shots, sent to us by Gene Cooper, who was involved with the project next to us in the 'pavilion'. Click on "Full Screen", and use your mouse to navigate. Our 'Game' piece appears in the photo third from the bottom...
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