fiery spiral - burning man 2012

Hatchery - Dallas C.­O.­R.­E.­ Project.­

This was a nice-looking piece but sadely the spiral pathway was not designed and built to be climbed.­ It would have been so nice to climb up the fiery spiral and get down by the stairs.­ So i gave that one a thumb down.­

Artists often forget that making "climbable" art is very important at Burning Man.­ I get very disappointed everytime i see a "Do Not Climb" sign on a large art installation on the Playa.­

When I mentioned that to the artist, she was extremely upset at me.­

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2012 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

art installation C.O.R.E. circle of regional effigies CORE project hatchery night spiral
Unnamed Rd, Black Rock City, Nevada, USA

Burning Man Festival

Photos per year: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998.

Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.­

The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert.­ A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.­

The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man).­ The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.­

If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.­burningman.­org.

Burning Man 2012 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.