inuksuk altar - burning man 2013


The huge black stones of the Inuksuk altar in the Temple,

“Inukshukis an Inuit word meaning image of a person’s spirit, often used as navigation aids.­ These structures are composed of stacked rocks in a human form.­ Their traditional meaning is ‘you are on the right path.­ The altar is made out of black igneous basalt stone.­

The Temple of Whollyness was designed by artist Gregg Fleishman and built by Gregg, Syn and Lightning along with the Otic Oasis crew.­

For more info about the Temple, go to www.­facebook.­com/­templeofwhollyness.

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2013 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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Unnamed Road, Black Rock City, NV, 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 2013 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

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