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Charlie Smith's Fleeble Fobbler. Black Rock City, 2008. Photo by Neil Girling.

My latest article as Web Content Lead for is about Art Ambassador Amy Bunker’s efforts to exciting art by visionary fire artists to this year’s event:

“The organization of Flipside is a dream to the rest of the Burning Man regional community,” Bunker told me. “No other community has developed based on the community’s needs as much as ours.”

One of the repeated requests has been to bring more art to our events. Bunker hopes to bring not just art but fire. Charlie Smith’s art, produced as the Art of Such & Such, has appeared before at Flipside: in 2002, the effigy was ritually destroyed despite a burn ban thanks in large part to the intervention of one of Smith’s sculptures, Synapse Naust.

If the fund-raising is successful, Flipizens would again be able to enjoy one of Charlie’s works. Appearing for the first time would be the work of the Flaming Lotus Girls, who would bring their Gee-Gnome Project. With enough money, our art ambassador also dreams of sending works of art from Flipside to other regional events around the country.

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