Burning Man 2013 Proposal Submitted Today!

After a huge amount of work, research, writing, and support from friends and colleagues, we submitted the proposal to create ENVISION: The Life Cube to Burning Man today.

This year’s vision demonstrates my growth and metamorphosis as an artist, and also reflects the dedication of a new professional member of the Life Cube team: Kevin Pellón, principal/founder of DSB+ Architects/Interiors. Kevin has already begun working with our team of master carpenters, lighting engineers, graphic designers, photographers, fire fighters and many more. Together, their contributions have enabled us to pursue and to realize a more interactive, engaging and ambitious project.  Once again Gordy, Christian, Mark, JT and Trevor have all offered to help make The Life Cube a huge success.  I am also so grateful to Maria who facilitated introductions to Jeff Schomberg & Stu D’Alessandro who provided terrific guidance from their experience in working with artists and creating their own significant art installations in Black Rock City.

Further, we are tremendously lucky and proud to have the enthusiastic support of the greater Burning Man community, centered around and expanding from the sixty-plus members of Camp Titicaca, who have adopted the Life Cube project as the major part of their aesthetic contribution to the ethos of Burning Man.  Last, I thank my lucky stars for Madeleine’s help.  There is no way that we could have come this far without her support and writing, re-writing, editing, and at times making sure I did not stray too far from my mission.  It is a BIG job to help take what is in my brain and get it down on paper so that others can understand and appreciate it.  (smile)

Now we wait…hoping that Burning Man’s Art Grant Committee, which evaluates as many as 400+ proposals, will find our project worthy of consideration for partial funding.  Wish us luck.


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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2 Responses to Burning Man 2013 Proposal Submitted Today!

  1. Pete S. says:

    You, my dear, friend do not need luck. You make things happen to satisfy your desires!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    You forgot to mention that you are also fun at partys, a nifty dancer , and are willing to hug the stuffings out of anyone that holds still long enough for you to get ahold of.

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