Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Burning Man confirms great placement for Vishnu's Dream!

Burning Man confirmed that the location for Vishnu's Dream will be in the 9:00 plaza (also called "keyhole"). This is one of the two most coveted spots for art to be displayed since there is lots of action in the plazas meaning that lots of people will see it. So... woohoo!

Also, we have confirmation that B-man will be paying for our entry plus for our set up crew's entry. Further affirmation that this folly is worth the effort!

Now the pressure is on to be sure it all works right, survives the wind and gets there in good condition. Hope to try out the camera obscura mechanism this weekend. Then next weekend it's the painting party (see blog entry below) and we're just about done!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mark Your Calendar!

Vishnu's Dream is nearly built so mark your calendar for the send off party which will be held at Joe's house the evening of Saturday, August 22nd at 6:30PM. Just like Burning Man, this will be a "Leave No Trace" event: bring something edible to share and your own plates and utensils, etc. We'll have Vishnu's Dream set up for viewing and you'll be able to go inside it, etc.

If you can't visit for the party in the evening stop by Saturday anytime or Sunday morning because we'll be in the process of erecting it and then taking it down and packaging it for travel.

Also.... I'm hoping to have a painting party to get the mural scenes painted on Sunday, August 9, location TBD. Bring a paint roller and tray and old clothes and have some fun!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stickers Arrive!

Check out the sticker I made for playa gifting!

You can get one too without having to go to Burning Man - just contribute to the greater good of the project by donating time or $ and I'll send you one (or more) to put on your water bottle or car or intergalactic transport vehicle. Cool, huh??

Here's how you can contribute: Just go to the SUPPORT link on my web site and click on the PayPal link. Credit cards or PayPal accepted! Or show up for the painting party which I'm hoping to hold sometime around August 1st through 8th. (details soon). Lots of other tasks to help with too. Use the CONTACT link on the website to send an e-mail if interested. And if you do contribute, be sure to send me an e-mail with your address so I can mail you a sticker.

We're also working on flags that will be on the guy straps that have the same image on them. For $20 donation we'll give you one of those too!

To date we have received nearly half of the project costs from generous donors and dozens of hours of labor. Your support really helps both in terms of time or dollars but also psychologically in validating your interest in this insanity!!