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Burning Man sculpture: a dodecagon shaped fun house of strange and peculiar other worldly dioramas.
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For the second consecutive year Quentin Davis, aka The Great Quentini, has been selected as an honorarium artist for Burning Man. He will be building the sculpture Vast. Last year he made Zark, a wooden caterpillar like structure you could walk into and admire his micro-miniature clay and plaster art. This year he returns to create Vast, a dodeccagon shaped fun house of strange and peculiar other worldly dioramas. Basically a room for highly detailed futuristic micro-miniature dioramas in the middle of a desert. A 12 sided red wooden structure containing another dimension, a very tiny dimension. A view into a modern civilization hidden within ancient ruins. The construction in the desert begins mid August for the August 29th week long event.

The piece will be lit from the outside with Quentin’s famous plastic colored LED lanterns. On the inside there will be 5 walls displaying different forms of Quentin’s artwork. One being an interactive puppet show that outsiders can peak their head in and perform for the insiders. A second being some of Quentin’s micro-miniature sculpture artwork. 

Two prototypes of Vast have been built already. One for Playa Del Fuego, the Mid-Atlantic Regional burn and the other for PEX festival. The construction, electronics, visuals and burn were well received by the community. This makes us even more excited about how this bigger/better project will look and feel on the playa. 

As with many of the artists at this event, receiving Burning Man grant money only covers so much of the expenses. Quentin does a great job of using recycled material and has been producing massive amounts of ‘junk’ sculpture over the years for little cost through his creative means. This being said, he is producing a large structure with tons of detail on a small budget and the cost of trucking the materials across the country eats up most of that budget. This is why he is asking for your help through kickstarter to help cover the transportation budget along with other odds and ends needed to sustain the piece such as solar energy in the desert to keep the piece lit at night.

We truly appreciate your interest in the project and hope you can help support our efforts. Feel free to ask any questions or just send a message to chat. We’d love to see you out on the playa this year for Burning Man.

Don't forget to check out the Blog and Facebook page.  Thanks!

Team Zark

www.quentini.com

zark2010.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zark-Industries/116226231743761

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31231409@N06/sets/72157625855278136/

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    Vast magnet to stick on your fridge, flame thrower or art car...

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    A magical wooden key will be mailed to you that will unlock a secret world inside Vast.

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    The crew will mail you a personalized, hand written, heartfelt letter covered in playa dust postmarked from Burning Man

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    An awesome Zark Industries (Vast crew) Burning Man 2011 t-shirt

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    Dirty dusty members of the Vast crew will deliver a pitcher of icy Margaritas to you at Burning Man or at Fall Playa del Fuego. Just say when and where.

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    A ticket to an intimate and bizarre Great Quentini show inside Vast.

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    One private hour to do what you want inside Vast; have a private party, a romantic evening, take a nap or whatever you can think of.

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    A fabulously glowing plastic lantern from Vast.

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