Reflections on Burning Man 2009
Fri, September 11, 2009 - 7:13 AM
It was a good year, the Playa was mostly hard-pan and the reduced size of the city made it bike and pedestrian friendly again. Most of the good art was old art that had found new homes in themecamps, such as the giant metal sculpture of a woman holding a flame to the sky that was in front of Center Camp in 2007. My favorite sculpture was a 10' man with a keyhole for a face, dragging a giant key behind him. The man was made of locks and the chain was made of keys... wow. The Cubatron evolved and improved. I like how the creators have never stopped reimagining their amazing device. When I was walking to the Temple burn I ran into a klezmer marching band, the Cubic Star of Zirconia, made my Burn. Saw a friend and in many ways a mentor off at the temple, John Corbin, on top of a nice memorial at Ka Pilina.
The Burn has definitely Evolved.