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2011 CAFE ART INSTALLATIONS

Click the name of an Art Installation in the list below to see details about it.

Chapel of Passages - Cafe Keyhole

Congratulations Helen and Ben on your Wedding!! Chapel of Passages
6pm entrance to the Center Camp Cafe

by Ben Stoelting
The Chapel of Passages represents the many relationship rituals one passes through. Traditionally, marriage is seen as a pivotal moment in many lives, a Rite of Passage. There are many others: the first kiss, the first love, the first child, first grandchild, first affair, first open relationship, first love, and many more. These are all contemplated in the vaulted ceiling space of the Chapel of Passage. Altars, large paintings, lighting, and audio transform the space into a powerful yet peaceful place of ceremony and reflection.

Contact: chapelofpassages (at) gmail (dot) com

25 Palms
by Brant Moore
25 Palms is an experimental expression of materiality, connection, texture and form. Like an organic seed, the sculpture began simple and grew from the middle, both upwards and downwards. As the concept evolved in intricacy, so too did the materials and tectonics.

Contact: brantmoore (at) hotmail (dot) com

25 Years of Burning Man
by Jim Morel


Contact: jrmorel3 (at) gmail (dot) com

Aeval's Ascent
by Corinne Vivers

BE THE ART!
by Alix TXe
Mandala Prayer Flags- BE THE ART- invite people to create their own wishes painted onto small canvas squares that are displayed immediatedly. This transforms each participant instantly from spectator to artist!

It is meditative, colorful, living art created by all good wishes....... once hung, the space is transformed into a wall of dreams; prayers ready to be answered!!!

Contact: alixreiki (at) yahoo (dot) com

Burn Something Beautiful
by Dave Brooksher

Contact: Dave (dot) Brooksher (at) gmail (dot) com

Burner Portrait Studio
by Nick King

Contact: wolfeye (at) me (dot) com

C3
by John Barry

Contact: jb (DOT) dragondebris (at) gmail (dot) com

Doll
by Oleg Lobykin
"Doll" is 19" x 15" x 29" sculpture, sandstone, 350lb. The work is based on a model of a doll from Walmart, purchased for $19.99 in Mountain View, CA. This is a statement about the inevitable process of globalization, which is underway and affects all of us. The model was done in China and it has lettering on its back stating it was "Made in China." The sculpture itself, however, was made in the USA.

Contact: oleg (at) customstonecarving (dot) com

Eclectic Artz
by George and Mecca Manz

Contact: mjmanz (at) yahoo (dot) com

Fire Bird
by Trixie LaRue
Participate in an interactive installation by adding words or images of transformation to the Fire Bird, a wicker effigy in the form of a Phoenix. Surrounded by a drape of hand-dyed silk, the Bird will be at Center Camp until Saturday night after the Man burns. A procession will then carry the Phoenix and the 150-foot-long silk fabric onto The Man's burn platform, where we will unwrap the silk to create a circle. Inside that circle we will burn the effigy and our stories, and like the Phoenix of myth, it will transform into heat and ash in a rite of passage.

Contact: vida (at) seanet (dot) com

Geometricks
by Bob Burnside

Contact: bobburnside (at) gmail (dot) com

Glowing Beams
by Heather Kadar
Glowing Beams focuses on the perfection of nature. The flower in the photograph is found untouched, in its natural state. Fractal patterns are incorporated around the original photograph creating symmetry. Sacred geometry is integrated in the center of the photograph creating harmonic resonance.

Contact: heatherkadar (at) yahoo (dot) com

Mesmerized
by Kelly T.


Contact: kelly_tamayo (at) yahoo (dot) com

Model of Otic Oasis
by Gregg Fleishman


Contact: gregg (at) greggfleishman (dot) com

Monuments to the Unmomentous
by Briana Schweizer
"Monuments to the Unmomentous" is a continuing project which explores the monumental in relationship to the everyday. We invite participants to create their very own plaque commemorating anything they choose. We will provide molds, letter stamps, and supporting materials to create the plaques, which can then be placed anywhere in the city. Made entirely out of playa dust, they will exist for only a few days before, and like our beautiful city itself, they return to dust.

Contact: briana (dot) schweizer (at) gmail (dot) com

Moop tastes like chicken
by Merritt Pelkey
"Monuments to the Unmomentous" is a continuing project which explores the monumental in relationship to the everyday. We invite participants to create their very own plaque commemorating anything they choose. We will provide molds, letter stamps, and supporting materials to create the plaques, which can then be placed anywhere in the city. Made entirely out of playa dust, they will exist for only a few days before, and like our beautiful city itself, they return to dust.

Contact: merrittpelkey (at) gmail (dot) com

Pending the Passage
by Carol Foldvary-Anderson
Everyday, every moment, we make choices, and decisions that shall direct us to our destiny. That is the case because it is us who are the soul dictators of our fate. It is a matter of our own beliefs, of knowing to what extent we are capable of thinking, acting upon and being.

Contact: varycarolarts (at) hotmail (dot) com

Playa Pendant Art
by Tod Johnson
Many folks enjoy gifting at the Playa. Burning Man encourages camps and individuals to "Know Thy Neighbor" with the exchange of ideas, friendship and perhaps a small gift. Burners make small, personalized items to share in this act of giving. Burners use many kinds of materials and methods to customize their artwork. My Playa Pendent Art uses personal designs customized for different groups and individuals, both past and present, using computer designed graphics. Designs are then "LASER BURNED" into leather, wood, acrylics, bone and metal. Each design uniquely represents the many, individual facets of Burning Man.

Contact: TodLJohnson (at) yahoo (dot) com

Puzzled
by Anthony "Badger" Decker
Puzzled? Well figure it out.

Contact: badger (at) hugthebadger (dot) com

Really Without White
by Loie and Terry Hollowell
This work is a collaborative piece. The drawing was done by Loie using a Wacom tablet and electronic pen, while living in New York City. A digital file of the image was sent to Feral, in California, who used an Epson printer, 44" wide, to make a print of the piece. No ink ever touched paper in the original making of the piece.

Contact: feralhollowell (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rite of y²k
by y²kleinke

Contact: y2kleinke (at) yahoo (dot) com

skulpture 101
by Robert W. Dickerman

Contact: bobdickm (at) unm (dot) edu

Telluride Free Box
by Chris Myers & Erin Ries
A freestanding shelving unit with cubby holes housing different kinds of items that playa guests might want or need: Shoes, hats, water bottles, goggles, jackets, pants, tops, mugs. Each cubby labeled defines the contents so the viewer can easily access what they want. Please take only what you need and give back what you do not need for the next person. The plaque explains the giving/receiving concept of the Free Box and the genesis/history of the Free Box from Telluride, Colorado.

Contact: erin (at) dianariesdesigns (dot) edu and chris (at) enlightencolorado (dot) com

the dogs dream + omega dance
by Toby Bell
omega dancers - these are figurative dancers. They are sensually tactile and capture movement and balance.

The dogs dream
The aluminum dog skulls represent dreaming. They convey wildness, passion, fear, and liberation. They are the dreams in which we all live.

Contact: hoffel (at) gmail (dot) com

The Mahayana
by Linka Odom
A series of double-sided photographic light boxes to inspire and light your way. The term “Mah?y?na” is a Sanskrit word, literally translated it is “Great Vehicle”. “Mah?y?na" also refers to the path of seeking complete enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Contact: linkaaodom (at) gmail (dot) com

The Opposite of History
by T. L. Alexandria Volk
Mystery is the sweetest part of any gift. This space both reflects the intrigue of both wrapped objects and crazy quilts; the intersection of pattern and chance. The space is offered as a passageway or portal to a renewed sense of vision and contemplation, a mystic alleyway in the mind made real.

Contact: BlackSwanX (at) gmail (dot) com

The Time Frame
by Big Sam & Tbr


Contact: sam (at) axdata (dot) com

Uprise
by Damien Jones


Contact: damienart (at) gmail (dot) com

Visionary Cartoon Abstract
by Free Radical
Within the boundaries between dreaming and waking lie the vision states of the human psyche. I try to bring back glimpses of this diaphanous world. I paint whatever images come to me in these border zones. My goal is to be merely the conduit for these images. It is left to the viewer to interpret their significance.

Contact: dfleischmann (at) juno (dot) com

Weaving and Breathing
by Jaclyn Rose
During a month long road trip from Toronto to Black Rock city, many exciting, scary, hard and happy things can happen. In efforts to keep a steady grounding rhythmn on the trip I will knit, every day all day, a red scarf. Every experience will be intertwined with each other, and the scarf will become part of a performance assisting in dress up experiences, functional purposes, and fun games. Documenting the scarf with pinhole camera pictures, we are left with a concrete object that references time.

Contact: jacalynie (at) gmail (dot) com

Witness: Intimate Passages
by Diana Lynn


Contact: lynndiana (at) usa (dot) net

Womb with a View
by Flora Bowley
The "Womb with a View" project is circular installation created by suspending a large Flora Bowley original painting on canvas between two metal hoops. The intention behind the project is to provide a beautiful and inspiring semi-private "in the round" space for people to relax, reflect and gather with others within Center Camp.

Contact: info (at) florabowley (dot) com