A crude attempt to document fire art in one location.

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.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Flame effect emulating a nuclear mushroom cloud. Timed with 60th anniversary of original nuclear test at Trinity.

Jim Mason, Michael Christian, Alexander Rose / ICP
Impotence Compensation Project

300' kerosene launchers. Uses 30 gallons of kerosene per second.

Neal Ormond / Digital Pyrotechnic Matrix

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Kal Spelletich / Fire Shower

Bob Hofmann / Pyrocussion
Fire based percussive sounds.
Video: Decom San Francisco 2005

Eric Singer / Flaming Simon
Propane based life size Simon game.

Scott Kildall / Pyrocycles
Eight bicyclists towing 10' tall trailers. Microcontroller based - riders can adjust flame height and frequency.
Video: Burningman 2003

Monday, May 15, 2006

Mikey Sklar / "The High-Lighter"
Video: "The High-Lighter"
Description: Trampoline that release propane gas based on jump height. Microcontroller based. Ages 4 and up.

Paul Holman / Thermite with Water and ICE
Group: Schmoo Group
Video: Thermite with Water and ICE
Fuel: ferrite + magnesium

David Silverman / Flaming Tuba
Fabbed By: Shannon Brown
Group: Phoenix Projekt
Video: "Oops I did it again" (Brittany Spears cover)
Image: Burningman
Fuel: Propane