Robin & Paul's Photos From Burning Man 2007
Various we took at Burning Man...
The BIG RIG art installation was quite a sight to see. Later in the week
it was open and people could climb up inside, through the first cab and
up into both tanks.
David Best built the temple this year, a smaller footprint but much more
magnificent than the last couple years!
Robin caught an early morning shot of the Man being rebuilt during the week.
The balloons were impressively visible from pretty much anywhere.
This dusk photo of the trash temple really doesn't do it justice, especially
all the ornate colors and details. Inside a man played the fiddle and quite
a few people gathered. As the wind blows through, all the pieces hanging from
the top clank and chime. This temple was built here in Portland, with a lot
of the final work done at the Watershed.
Here's a better photo of the Trash Temple.
These letter blocks have been out on the playa many times.
But this was the first year I actually got to see them lined up. There is
a sofa at this spot, and if you view them from even just the edge of the
couch, they don't line up.
This treehouse was pretty amazing, though it never seemed to be open
for people to actually go up in it. So sad.
One of the many great art cars out on the playa.
Lots of playa art with flower or tree themes. Not so much fire this year.
This spinny thing just seemed to call to me... every time we went by it
I just couldn't resist the urge to run up to it and turn the handles to make
it spin really fast! At night the effect was particularly amazing. So
was the shadow movement patterns it cast on the ground.
Our theme camp,
viewed though the art installation where 32 creative ideas
The main entrance to the camp's public space was on the side, since we were
on a corner in center camp.
Another view of the camp, with the whole art installation viewable.
Later in the week, the camp was packed almost all day from 10 AM to
around 4 PM with people drawing the discs. Being in center camp
was really an amazing experience. At the last minute, Robin had
ordered a second box of 1000 blank cardboard discs, and it's a good
thing since the first 1000 ran out Thursday evening.
Our great neighbors, the
Black Rock City Post Office.
Lady K. worked
so hard painting all these trees at the Watershed, while we were
doing test runs of the Turning Inspirations art installation. Her
trees turned out so wonderfully! The Post Office looks so much better :-)
We also brought popsicles, to continue the Tiki Ice Bar tradition
of gifting tasty icy treats on the playa.
A rare Robin photo! This year we spend most of the time and money
on the theme camp, so only 2 coolers to 700 popsicles... nowhere
near the 5000 snow cones of last year, but still good fun handing
them out in the hot sun.
We especially tried to visit all the artists still building their
installatons out on the playa.
Nothing beats a icy popsicle break after working all day in the sun
Ruth and Carmella brought
The Wrong Side Of The Tracks
again (which I had
designed and cut, drilled and routed all the wood). This is the last year
it will be at the Burnstream Court. Next year Steve and Karen will set it
up at their camp, the Libido Lounge.
Bruce, Nitya and Paul working to build the shade structure, Sunday morning
before Burning Man officially opened.
Our friends from the Post Office gave us a hand lifting the shade
structure up into position!
Marisa and Paul getting ready to put up the art installation in
front of the camp, Monday morning (we got it all running and open
by the afternoon).