A crude attempt to document fire art in one location.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Flaming Lotus Girls / Angel of the Apocalypse
A bird-like shape made from metal and drift wood. The head and wings use propane and liquid fuel for flame effects. The wings are as tall as 20'. The audience is allowed to control the propane effects on the inner wings.

Matt Crooks / ManBot
35' (or maybe 25') tall flame shooting robot

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Dave King / U-Bangees
Group: Controlled Burn Reno
4 fire cannons using propane for 40' flames

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Orion Fredericks / ThermoKraken - Angel of Destruction
Group: Therm
A 26' tall, 1000 lb performance piece that uses propane and alcohol. This one screams howls and pops.

Skot Croshere / Breath of Fire
This is what happens when you combine a breathalyzer, microcontroller, and solenoid valve. Along with some shapely looking plywood, A2D converter and LCD. The drunker you are the bigger the flame. Nice parts write up included on site.

Lucy Hoskings / Satans Calliope
Probably the most advanced piece of fire art ever made. A tuned (although you would never believe it when you hear it) pipe organ that breathes fire. The organ consists of 17 pulse jets, 14 truck horns, 14 organ pipes and two vertical flares. Propane is used to create the notes. All of this sits on a working electric golf cart. A midi keyboard is used by Lucy during performance. Unfortunately there is very little information about this project on-line.

Nat Bletter / Exploding Bubbles
Soap Bubbles, propane, and helium. Threaded metal rods hold up the structure. The flame ring was covered in steel wool. Issues such as bubbles escaping without being ignited, and the pan of bubbles occasionally catching on fire would come up.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Orion Fredericks / Echevaria
Glass piece with vortex of water and fire running inside. Lit by a 300W halogen. The glass can be replaced with a stainless steel / copper structure which makes use of water and methanol.

Charlie Smith / Tunnel of Transformation

Kasia Wojnarski / Tunnel of Transformation

Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann / The Passage
30' tall mother and 20' child pass a liquid flame between hands which eventually ends up in a long pool of fire in front of them. There are large concrete footsteps that lead up to the sculptures which also have a liquid fire element at night.

Pyrostino / Frank the Firesaur
Art car with eight propane fire cannons includes "ability to pump out flaming bursts of syncronized percussion".

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Robert (Rigger) Kilpatrick / Bizarro Saguaro
Inspired by a cactus that caught fire from lightning in Tucson, AZ.

Kal / Respirator
Cannibalized EKG hooked up to fire ring, pulses with heartbeat.

Lee Chubb / Firegrid
8x8 grid of ball valves with servo motors opening and closing based on pressure sensitive pad controlled by audience. Flame vortexes are produced to withstand wind with additional compressed air mounted horizontal to pilot.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Flaming Lotus Girls / Hand of God
12' tall women's hand made of copper. Uses liquid fuel with metal salts to achieve multi-colored plumes of flame up to 100' tall.

Kiki / Firefall - Egeria
3 tiered firefall

Danya Parkinson, Joe Bard / Pyrokinetics
Pendulum of Fire

Matt Blackwell, Ian Baker, Jonathan Shekter, and Morley John / Dance Dance Immolation
Based on the "video game Dance Dance Revolution, but with fire! Basically, you play DDR; when you do well, the computer shoots big propane blasts up into the air. When you do poorly, it shoots you in the face with flamethrowers."

Friday, May 19, 2006

Christian Ristow / Subjugator
One of the few pieces of fire art that can lift 1500 lbs and shoot a 15' stream of fire.

Therm / Darwin
This cutty burns propane and alcohol. The flame can be up to 3' tall and has a few different effects.

Flaming Lotus Girls / 7-Sisters
15min documentary
7 fire sculptures named after the Pleiades. The central sculpture named Electra can fire 100' spinning flames.

Nate Smith / Fire Vortex
As of Burningman 2004 this device has been renamed to the singularity machine. Fans are used to create a vortex of fire. Several revisions have been made since the first 2002 versions.