The Burning Man gathering is an annual event held in the Black Rock Desert of Northern Nevada. It begins the Monday prior to Labor Day and concludes on the day of the American holiday. This unusual gathering of people from all walks of life derived its name from the ritual burning of a towering wooden effigy.
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The wacky event that might remind you of the Mad Max series is best described as a stage for radical self-expression and self-reliance. There are plenty of drugs to go around no doubt, and the contraptions and sculptures vary in their detail and oddness. Most of the “art” you’ll witness looks as if it was forged during an intense acid trip. Nearly 50 thousand people show up for the festival, and should you decide to attend, you will definitely meet some unusual characters. With the images below, you’ll gain some understanding of the festival’s eccentricity and possibly some appreciation for the work put into designing the myriad works of art on display.

 
 
 
 

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sources: Wikimedia Commons, mr.nightshade

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Posted by Desi | September 9th, 2008 2:23 am

… Zozobra, the father of burning man is better and much more traditional. It’s in Santa Fe NM.



Posted by mumbles | September 9th, 2008 3:47 am

Excellent photos. Dirty hippies on acid think of some of the most interesting things…



Posted by Mr Mackerel | September 9th, 2008 4:45 am

I really wish this kind of creativity could be applied more to the towns we live in, rather than be confined to a desert. And not by random artworks placed on a roundabout or square, but integrated into the design of buildings and surprising constructions and objects where you least expect them.



Posted by design | September 9th, 2008 11:56 am

Makes me remember country faire outside of Eugene, Oregon



Posted by Sun | September 11th, 2008 1:02 pm

Magnificent artwork. How nice to have so much space!



Posted by tommy | September 20th, 2008 8:43 pm

Wow, thanks for taking the time and effort to collect and post this. These are well presented.



Posted by Amy Blunt | October 10th, 2008 11:18 pm

I’m glad I stumbled onto this post.
In August I was in Santa Monica and was helping friends get ready for there burning man trip.
And they told me crazy stories from past experiences. I’d love to go one day.



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