A strong thunderstorm answers the question of whether or not this new design will more likely than not be able to withstand a week or so of playa weather.
Of a Temporary Nature (2017) and "...2.0" (2023)
A sculpture for Black Rock City during Burning Man 2017, and for 2023 as "...2.0"
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
OATN 1.5 - Experimental prototype
This fellow is from the 2017 fairy shrimp family. He is the test subject for rigging and structural experimentation (and hopefully improvement) before construction of the new versions commences.
Progress is summarized here, and more than anyone really needs (except for me with my fading memory) is dumped here.
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Construction has begun on the new "school" of fairy shrimp.
A loose documentation of the progress may be found by clicking
Sunday, March 19, 2023
A Hearty Thanks to the Black Rock City Honoraria Committee!
We are sighing and smiling with appreciation for the Honorarium that allows us to bring our floating versions of playa fairy shrimp back to the City!
Man, this is all too wonderful!
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Of a Temporary Nature 2.0
Resurrected, recreated and revised for Burning Man 2023.
It will be very similar to the "Of a Temporary Nature" installation at Black Rock City in 2017, but will exhibit a diversity of colors and be more substantially constructed.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
(click the image to see it in motion - go here for more images)
Monday, July 24, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
Traits appear and disappear and may reappear in a different spot but the beneficial ones will hopefully prevail.