MORE of my favorite moments, in random order:1. Deciding which art was as interesting in the day as at night.
|Deep Thought, a series of elaborate 3-D metal polygons by HYBYCOZO's, cast gorgeous lacey shadows |
by day and night.
|The largest one had a little door to the inside. |
I think a few marriages were conducted there.
|Several pieces of art referenced the water & sea life that covered the Playa 12,000 years ago.|
Playaqaurium by Bill Neely, included a school of ancient native fish that glimmered at night,
but were camouflaged during the day.
2. Lying for 30 minutes one night under Firmament, by Christopher Schardt.
The LED canopy was activated by recorded classical music that played nearby.
The color changes flowed across the canopy in waves to the tempo.
It was completely mesmerizing.
|(During the day, Firmament didn't look like like much.)|
3. Attending the Playa Pops Symphony Wednesday at sunset, just as a major dust storm was dying.
|Love the blue cello that coordinated with the blue bar.|
4. Stumbling, after another dust storm, into a camp that offered delicious handmade tortillas.
5. Watching a massive dust storm from INSIDE my camper...
... and the amazing clouds that followed, like alien space ships about to land.
|I'd like one of these guys on my roof.|
7. Risking a clumsy fall while traversing the art structure Inflection. (I made it.)
|It only looked like a friendly kids climbing structure.|
No surface was fixed, except the final steps--which were sloped.
In the middle was "a literal twist, which only exists to be overcome," per the artist, Trevor Schrock.
|Those eligible for a Darwin Award, or before morning coffee, should not attempt Inflection.|
|Below Inflection, a Dick Garden sprouted, one of several varieties on the Playa.|
|A "trailing variety" also lit up at night.|
8. Appreciating Playa humor, both on a large scale...
|What the Fork? by Rick Morales.|
and on a small scale.
9. Admiring Burners ready for Tutu-Tuesday.
|Even under goggles, these lashes will be fab.|
|Of course, fashion is important on the Playa on any day.|
10. Playing on the Big Words.
|You can't resist climbing on these pieces, by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg.|
11. Checking out how Burners nest in their camps.
|Camps have a theme.|
|Mansonian Camp (think Smithsonian of the Man) describes history of the Man, |
and gives away cool stickers each year.
|Usually camps have a living area that welcomes all Burners.|
|Most Burners stay in a tent of some form.|
|Some bring Campers of their own.|
|A few have RVs waiting for them on arrival.|
|No matter tent, yurt, trailer or RV, the dust WILL find you. |
A Burner must pack a sense of humor.