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ReinCOWnation is a CORE project for Burning Man 2012. Houston is gathering to deliver a long horn effigy emerging from the playa.
ReinCOWnation is a CORE project for Burning Man 2012. Houston is gathering to deliver a long horn effigy emerging from the playa.
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ReinCOWnation is our symbolic public offering at Burning Man. It's an interactive sculpture of a gaunt but strong longhorn steer emerging in triumph from the desert floor. The longhorn is a classic Texas symbol, but also a universal symbol of virility and fertility, honoring Burning Man's theme for 2012. For us, it also represents both the powerful urge to create, and the struggle often necessary to bring our creations to life. 

ReinCOWnation will be one of 34 effigies in Burning Man's Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE). They are created by regional groups of burners around the world. They will encircle the base of the Man in a 600 foot ring in support of the Burning Man ethos as a global cultural movement. 


It is a huge honor that ReinCOWnation has been chosen to be a part of Burning Man this year. This will be the first Houston CORE effigy to grace the playa and we have roughly six weeks to raise $25,000 and build the bull, with 100% Houstonian volunteer power! We need your help to get this bull to Burning Man! 

Our progress is continuing to develop! This is the preliminary structure to our fine bull! We are nearly ready for our CNC job for the full scale!

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The 10 Principles bull! 

Leather ReinCOWnation Key Chain

Silver Rock Soul Gems

CNC Bull Model: Style A

ReinCOWnation: The Photo Book

"Texas Pride" painting by Gerard Valdez

More rewards and images are on the way!!

Thank you so much for visiting our page! 

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    The rewards above and... A digital book of our project containing many high quality images of our design, build, delivery and burn at Burning Man!

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    The rewards above and... Leather ReinCOWnation Key Chain - You know that if we have a bull, we had to have a bit of leather, right? This little 1.5" X 2" guy is an awesome addition to that ball of keys you've got in your purse or pocket. This keychain is genuine leather with a genuine laser etched representation of our beloved reinCOWnation logo.

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    The rewards above and our very own hand drawn team shirt. This incredible shirt depicts our project while also displaying the ten principles of Burning Man!

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    2 10 Principles T-Shirts, the digital package and a sticker. NOTE: this reward is not included in the T-Shirt/Poster Combo.

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    Our heartfelt thanks, the sticker, the digital package and... the 10 Principles Bull large format (18" X 24") silk screen poster!

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    Silver Rock Soul Gems - These stylish wire-wrapped necklaces are inspired by The Man. These beautiful hand-crafted pendant necklaces vary in crystal type and color. They include a silver 26" chain as well as pure silver wire which creates the unmistakeable silhouette of our favorite symbol. Surely you're curious about what 2.5"-to-3" stones will be used in these fine, fine pieces of jewelry. The "men" are wire wrapped and each their own variety mixed from these following materials: Lepidolite Slab, Amazonite Point, Russian Emerald, Tumbled Tourmaline, Quartz Point, Mexican Yellow Calcite, and Kyanite blue rough. Seriously folks, these are nice. Great work from our team member, Cris. This wonderful item will also come with a sticker, the digital package and the 10 principles t-shirt!

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    ReinCOWnation: The Photo Book - A well designed book showing the journey of the Bull's creation from start to finish. It is a 13" x 11" 40 page large landscape hardcover photo book printed on lustre finish paper. This is going to look nice on your coffee table. You also get the 10 principles package, including the tshirt and poster, digital package, keychain and sticker!

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    CNC Model Style A - This is a model that is laser cut from 1/8" birch wood and arranged in a topographic method we're referring to as "Style A". The dimensions are 9" tall, 9" wide and 12" in depth. This captures all the beautiful detail that is depicted in the clay model our team member, Gerry Valdez, created. The clay model was translated into a digital model and generated into this representation by team member, Brey Tucker.

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    A Hand-made Photo Book - A wonderfully hand crafted (7"X11") 40 page bound book documenting our journey in the design, build, delivery and burn of ReinCOWnation, the 10 Principals Bull is laser etched onto the cover and this wonderful gift comes along with the 10 Principles poster/ t-shirt, key chain and sticker.

    This wonderful book will be designed and created, by hand, from our team member Haley Ross.

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    "Texas Pride" painting, by one of our team members - Gerry Valdez. This gift comes along with the 10 Principles poster/t-shirt, key chain and sticker.

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