My brother, Bland, is an incredible artist, and I must share with you his latest creation. He seeks waste to upcycle and repurpose into artwork which inspires, confounds and provokes a ponder or two. Bland has completed numerous large-scale installations including a 3 acre installation in Stone Hill Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia NY, an 8 ton modular chair lift cable sculpture on Aspen Snowmass Mountain in Snowmass Colorado, and most recently semi-sustainable snow sculpture on Snow King Mountain in Jackson WY broadcasting sound scapes via a solar powered sound system.
His most recent adventure included a repeat trip to Burning Man, a festival held in the Nevada desert. The artwork created for the annual Burning Man festival transcends art history, contemporary galleries and the vast majority of public sculpture. The artwork invites participants to play, generate roles and interact on levels that are not possible outside the boundaries of the temporary city of 50,000+ people.
Flutter tunnel was inspired by a previous sculpture completed by my lovely lady Felicia and Bland back in 2005 called the Ranch Bow. This iteration though combined both art and charity, the solar powered flashlights used to light the sculpture at night during their stay at Burning Man are being shipped off toSchools for Salone in Africa to distribute to school children to study at night. soo...
The captions and photos are from Bland:
190 rods or 9,900 lbs
The Hammock Trike. With your back to the wind, this thing puttered along at a pace of 3 mph. Feet up, relaxified and smiling like a fool. Parked it at the Flutter Tunnel to dust the 200 flashlight's solar panels off for enhanced charging capabilities.