This was Euchronia, set entirely ablaze.Â The one month long grueling construction schedule, the twenty or so Belgian’s loaded to the gills with construction equipment who flew over to California and drove out to the site of The Burningman Festival in the Nevada Desert… The 60,000 + 2×4 style beams, and all of the nails that held it together, went up in a truly magical and frenetic geometric-patterning-en-fuego the night of August 3rd, 2006. That Sunday night will forever haunt my mind, it was –
There was some controversy after the burn – when the artist’s work ended up in a Lexus commercial.Â The ruckus was over wether or not the artist had a previously standing agreement/contract with Lexus/Toyota to build a test model at Burningman, leveraging the artwork a clever marketing tool.
I do not recall the outcome of the aforementioned snafu, however that’s not what my memory prefers to rest on -Â Euchronia was a truly gorgeous art project, utilized by many fire spinners, dancers, and happy people while it rested on the playa for all of one month, mostly used one week, however we were lucky enough to see it for almost two.Â Euchronia, and artist – hats off, what a wonderful project.
Photograph taken with Canon Powershot A530 – [no-longer-in-possession].Â I gifted this camera to my sister 6 months ago.Â It’s getting thousands of %’s more use with her.Â I prefer to shoot other camera systems I’ve got over here, naturally.Â =]