The Temple 2012 @ Burning Man
In the midst of the Black Rock Desert where art intersects life, each year the Temple is the emotional centerpiece of Burning Man. Erected solely for, and burned at the event, it is a spiritual refuge where thousands gather to reflect and to mourn their loss. The Temple is a unique, special work of art given to the community for all to engage in their own way. Marriages are made; love, refuge and deliverance are found. The ritualistic, silent and solemn Temple Burn on the final night of Burning Man is indeed a rare and unforgettable experience.
"We are honored to create a temple which we believe will address those community needs."- David Best
The Temple will be in David Best's classic style, that the community has come to appreciate. A stunningly exquisite temple set within a walled courtyard will afford numerous contemplative spaces for reflection and private meditation. A sacred environment to share. Somewhat smaller than recent temples, this will be the most detailed temple Best and his Temple Crew have ever built. Intricately cut wooden panels will cover the courtyard walls, interior space and altars.
"Burning Man's concept is to blend life and art so you can't tell the difference," said Larry Harvey, the festival's founder and director. "We want you to interact not only with art, but with the society that convenes art around itself. The [Temples are] just that...David had people out there, thousands of people mourning in the most sincere way."
The tradition of The Temple at Burning Man was started by David Best, who along with The Temple Crew return this year to build. Please see our past work: http://www.thetemplecrew.org/index.html
There are many ways to contribute, and we absolutely rely on and truly appreciate your generosity to make the temple become a reality in 2012. Our first kickstarter will help to pay for materials for the Temple.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT.
You make it happen!
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