Cube Update

Hey folks — Hope you are all having a super fantastic summer.  Burning Man is less than 30 days away!  Wahooooo!  The pre-playa construction crew is building away in South Lake Tahoe.  Thanks and a big shout-out to all those who have been working to help with the construction, the folks that have donated materials, time, labor, and ideas… YOU GUYS ROCK!

It would be greatly appreciated if anyone in the area can join Gordy AND CREW on Tuesday nights.  We have lots of jobs from painting to nailing, to assembly and a whole bunch of other stuff that needs to be done.  The exterior design is complete and with a few last minute changes, it will be off to the printer.  I think it is AMAZING!  Julio, my graphic artist in North Dakota, has captured the creativity and vision that I was looking for.  I was going to post the designs, but think it better to surprise you all on the playa..and for those not going, you can see the pics when we get back!
We need to verify the playa construction team count so there is no mistake with regard to who needs to have an early admin pass. THIS IS IMPORTANT.  If you would, please email me directly at with the words “EARLY ADMIN PASS NEEDED” in the subject.
I will be in S. Lake Tahoe to help with the final pre-playa construction.  I’m going to leave with a small number of people to deliver materials and get all the final approvals and stuff from the ARTery on Aug 23.  People that are coming to help with playa construction should plan on coming on the 24th.
Last year I purchased a bike in Tahoe from a guy close to Niobe.  If anyone knows of someone with a cheap but functional bike — please let me know.  BTW, we have 3 trucks heading to the playa (one of which I will be keeping).  If you need anything brought out — let me know.  I’m happy to help and should have the room to accommodate some extra stuff.
One final note:  We have raised over $5,000 on kickstarter to date.   Donations in any amounts will increase the number of contributors and will be hugely appreciated.  And if you have not seen the video — please check it out — you may see some friendly faces from last year.
Thanks again for all your support.  Look forward to seeing you all on the playa.
With love,

About The Life Cube Project

The Life Cube creates electrifying public installations emphasizing interactive and collaborative art. Its dual mission connects art with community, and inspires participants to articulate and share their goals and dreams. This project encourages participants to look at their past, engage in the present, and set goals for the future. It is based on the artist’s belief that if you write down what you want to accomplish in life, the chances of attaining it is much, much higher! Tens of thousands of "Cube-ists" have already been positively impacted by their experience with the Life Cube Project, at Burning Man, in downtown Las Vegas and beyond. We're in the planning stages to bring the Life Cube Project to cities and arts festivals across the country and around the world! At each installation, local volunteers, teachers and school children, artists, builders, performers and other visionaries interact with the Cube every hour of every day. Its exterior, which incorporates many writeable and climbable surfaces, is a constantly changing swirl of painted murals, drawings, and handwritten messages contributed by the community. The Cube is brilliantly illuminated at night, attracting nocturnal artists and celebrants attracted by the colorful light show, with spots and lasers serving as a beacon in the evening skies. The Life Cube encourages the expression of goals, wishes, dreams, and aspirations in mural art, on wish-stick postcards, and with personal inscriptions on message boards. On selected evenings and weekends, area musicians and entertainers perform, culminating in a special closing event that gathers thousands of residents and visitors in a magical community celebration. At the end of the installation, in a spectacular fiery ceremony, the Cube and all of the gathered wishes are burned together and sent up into the Universe in a sacred shower of sparks and flame. Since 2010, the Life Cube Project has inspired over a thousand donors to contribute funds supporting the project, and even more have given of their time, talent and spirit. We're grateful for your support, as we hope to bring the Life Cube Project to more communities of artists and dreamers in days to come!
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