The main theme of the Art Party was simply to provide a group of artists a place to get together and create for FREE.
Ever since I have heard of the event Burning Man I have been intrigued with the idea of attending the event. The main drawback for me is that it is held in the middle of the desert. I don't tolerate the heat well and no natural water kind of freaks me out.
Since I am turning 50 and all that goes with the next phase of my life I thought Burning Woman would be a fitting metaphor.
Her nose is a bit large but the hat does a good job of downplaying its size :-)
Mom, I and the finished product.
Mom & Casey. The fence was around to keep the dogs out since anything in their backyard is of extreme interest to them.
My friend Peggy treated myself and attendees to a chair massage.
There was quite a variety of media that was worked on.
Linda busy making cards. I guess that I better turn on the lights.
Brenda was painting and Ali working on a collage.
Peggy creating a display board for her massage business Timeless Touch Massage.
Jeanne prepping tiles for a mosaic.
The finished poster for Timeless Touch Massage.
Jill Shulse working on a project.
Jill Shulse holding Wilma.
Wilma's mother Flossie trying to con Shelly out of some snacks.
Messages were added
The fire was lit
Engulfed in fire
The flames danced
a work of art ever changing
Oddly the womb and right temple was where the fire concentrated for a long time
fire is so primal
This story is my gift from Dave - the only guy to witness this event ;)
July 31, 2010 8:30pm -Witnessed a tribal ritual of unexplainable proclaimed artists around a wood statue of a woman. This only happens every 50 years. This picture is the only record. The next day it was gone. Story told
What a perfect gift!
Burning Woman lasted for over an hour then toppled at 10:00pm. Reminding me that nothing lasts forever...but doesn't disappear...only changes.
Peggy and others pulled parts in the pit and it burned all night
Still smoldering the next day!
I plan on making more art to burn!
My friends John & Gail had a tandom celebratory Burning Woman in Idaho since they couldn't be here with me - how thoughtful!