One of these years I am going to break down and finally attend Burning Man. I have been invited on many occasions and always find an excuse not to go. The thought of hanging out in the middle of the scorching desert, late in the summer, with sand blowing wildly in every direction, does not really appeal to me. Then there is the fear of tiny grains of sand creeping into my camera’s innards. I would not be able to afford the antidepressant medication if that were to happen. Unfortunately, I get to miss out on all the creative works of art that can only be seen during the festival (some are even burned down). Take for example this beautiful sculpture celebrating feminine beauty by the artist Marco Cochrane. She was unveiled at Burning Man in 2010. The 40 foot tall sculpture is constructed by transparent steel of some sort and is built to withstand the strong Bay Area winds all while standing on one leg. Don’t ask me how he did it (I can barely figure out my camera, much less the laws of physics). Lucky for us, Marco decided not to burn her down and we can all admire her graceful pose with the San Francisco skyline as a backdrop. Her name is Bliss Dance.
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Let me know when you overcome your fear of damaging your camera and I’ll join you for the festival… If this is the kind of art being display I can only imagine how creative the other pieces or art may be.
Awesome photo. I really love the SF skyline in the distance. Looking forward to seeing more of your pics.
Robert: Burning Man usually happens at the end of August. Let’s go.
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