Building monumental art with volunteers means countless hours of shared sweat, blood, tears, and joy.
This multifaceted art project was realized by a team of 25+ volunteers from Texas, West Virginia, California, Washington State, as well as an intrepid volunteer from France. It was funded by personal donations from dozens of individuals across the United States, as well as a 2017 Art Honorarium grant from the Burning Man Arts Foundation.
Making Dreams into Reality
Marzipan (West Coast), Pyro Pantera (Houston)
Picasso (Houston), Crazy8 (on Playa)
Core Build crew
Picasso, Crazy8, Hellkitten, G. Rogers, Tiphane, Katniss, John Pitale, Pat, Michelle
Interior design lead and crew
Sy Van Tran, Dmitriy, Laura, Picasso’s Tikes
Burn Planning and Burn Lead / Design
Angel construction and design
Justin Hughes, Kelly O’Brien
Build Week Camp cook and camp lead
EMBeD (Vanessa), Ghandi, Laurette Corvette, Tymo, Anna Severens, J.J. Eros, M.C.Eros, J.D. McCormick
Project Artist (Devil)
F.A.S.T., Burning Man Staff, Black Rocky City A.S.S. support
Grateful and heartfelt thanks to the Burning Man Organization and staff of volunteers who made this dream possible. This includes but is not limited to our Art Manager: Dave X, Fire Arts Safety Team (F.A.S.T.) contact: Doxie (from Detroit), Art Support Services (A.S.S.) leader: Pegorama
Perimeter Crew / Burn Night
We gratefully acknowledge dozens of volunteers who assisted our burn lead and FAST to provide a safe and successful burn. We are especially grateful to diverse Texas volunteers from all over, including burners from Camp Houpla and Camp Houphoria, in addition to our art support camp: Hot Mayo. The amazing Camp Sake II Mi provided our perimeter sub-leads, AKA heralded Valkyries.
Art Support Camp
Enormous thanks to Hot Mayo, the chill bar extravaganza / firepit home / conversation hub at 4 and B, AKA an unforgettable group of Reno friends who gave our project welcome arms and a home away from home during Burning Man 2017.