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Kokopelli will stand 12 feet tall atop a 8 feet tall, 20 ft. diameter round platform, shooting fire at night and burning to the ground.
Kokopelli will stand 12 feet tall atop a 8 feet tall, 20 ft. diameter round platform, shooting fire at night and burning to the ground.
38 backers pledged $1,520 to help bring this project to life.

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The New Mexico Burners are creating a CORE art project to take to this year's Burning Man in Black Rock City, NV. The theme this year is Fertility and we are creating Kokopelli Rising, in honor of that theme.

Description:
Kokopelli will stand 12 feet tall atop an 8 feet tall, 20 ft. diameter round platform surrounded by dried salt cedar, forming a cool and enticing place to gather, away from the sun and dust on the playa. He will have flames shooting out of his head, flute and at dawn on August 29, he will rise and shoot flames out of his phallus. On the evening of August 29, he will join the other CORE projects and burn bright on the playa! Please help us bring Kokopelli Rising to the playa!

Here is a 1/2 Scale mock-up of our project:

Kokopelli 2.0 - 10 ft. tall mock-up
Kokopelli 2.0 - 10 ft. tall mock-up

Some of our rewards:

Belt Buckle. Each one unique!
Belt Buckle. Each one unique!
T-shirt.
T-shirt.
One of the pendants.
One of the pendants.
Kokopelli Rising
Kokopelli Rising
Our Crew Building Kokopelli1.0, the 1/10th Scale Version of Our Project
Our Crew Building Kokopelli1.0, the 1/10th Scale Version of Our Project

Our Needs:  Funds raised will be used to buy wood, metal, piping, fittings and hardware to create our piece and transport it to the playa. We also hope to raise enough money to buy propane fuel (for nightly flame effects) and extra fuel wood to help him burn along with the other Core of Regional Effigies at Burning Man. 

Our Crew Working on Kokopelli 3.0

Support columns.
Support columns.
Raising Kokopelli 3.0!
Raising Kokopelli 3.0!
Working crew.
Working crew.

History:
Kokopelli was a well-travelled and universally recognized deity of the American SouthWest. Kokopelli had a hunch back, enormous phallus, and played the flute to announce that he was a friend, not an enemy, to the pueblos he visited. He was welcomed at planting time, as he was an important part of fertility rites.

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    Pledge $5 or more and we will send you a New Mexico CORE Sticker! See a picture of our fertility symbol to the left.
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    Sticker, plus a pendant of the Kokopelli design. It will be made from glow-in-the-dark polymer clay, ink, glitter, and a gloss coat.
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    Pledge $50 or more and get a T-shirt, Sticker plus a pendant of the Kokopelli design.. You'll need to send us your size. (International orders please add $15 for shipping.)

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    Pledge $50 or more and get a T-shirt, Sticker, bandana, plus a pendant of the Kokopelli design. You'll need to send us your size. (International orders please add $15 for shipping.)

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    Pledge $500 or more and you will be one of 4 to light the effigy on fire! Plus you will get a T-shirt, Bandana, Pendant, Sticker and belt buckle.. (International orders please add $15 for shipping.)
    You are responsible for acquiring your own ticket to Burning Man. You will also be responsible for yourself while you are there. We will not be providing you with a camp, food, shelter, etc.

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