Gate entry spires to add light and fire to the entry point of SM. Participants will be able to ignite/fire the main FX units , announcing their arrival to Saguaro Man.
My project is a fanciful swing set. It will be tall, about ten feet high or so, with two swings, and be made mainly of steel. I want to encourage people to feel youthful and have fun, while creating an interesting focal point that can be seen from afar.
(pronounced ig-nes fat-u-i) Arising from the desert like a mirage, Ignes Fatui, from Medieval Latin meaning “foolish fire” are atmospheric ghost lights seen by travelers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travelers from the afar. Created to bring light and continuity to the main street of Saguaro Man. By adding motion and dancing, changing and swirling light, it not only brings excitement and energy to the boardwalk at night, but brings the length of the road into focus as well, inviting walkers to further explore out into the darkness.
Inspiration for the project was two boxes of Barbie dolls and the Big Rig Grille. An 8′ letter “Q” completely covered in Barbie dolls; with a Stage with loose Barbies and Kens for interactive play.
The project consist of 4 “Man” figures, painted in white, yellow, red and brown and in a classic Mexican friendship circle. The men will stand about 11′ tall and will have illuminated heads. The only picture I have is the design of the man figure itself.
The Burner Guide Stones was inspired by a large granite work known as the Georgia Guide Stones. Routed into the individual stones will be the 10 burner principles, in eight different languages. Capping the stones it will say in 4 different languages, “Let these be Guide Stones to an age of Peace.”
Installing solar light artwork on the sign posts, the City of Lites creates distinctive artistic landmarks in the day, while illuminating street signs at night. This is collaborative, creative, and functional project.
The dome is covered with transparent mirrored panels and LEDs. During the day, the space becomes a quiet and shaded spot for conversations and reflection. At night it becomes a cozy chill space, lit by a million lights and the reflection of those lights in the mirrors.
Boots and Tiffany are both AZ natives. After time away from school, both returned and have made Phoenix their home. Tiffany is an IT project specialist for a large Phoenix based law firm and Boots is the owner of a popular lounge in downtown Phoenix. Both love to dabble in creating art and structures whenever possible.
I am constantly drawn to the concept of spaces that shut out the outside world and create a new reality within. Light and music seem to be the most assessable way to accomplish this goal. I am regularly dreaming of structural methods to accomplish this as well. By creating a small space that overwhelms the senses, I hope to allow the viewer to lose track of time and space while still experiencing a sense of self from within the new reality.
The BSD,jr. will incorporate a 9′ wide store-bought geodesic half dome that sits atop a 4′ tall custom fabricated steel crossbeam cylinder as its foundation. The cross members of the dome will have LED lights attached that are programmable. The voids between the crossbeams will be filled with clear acrylic plastic that has a mirrored foil glued to it. Inside the cylinder, there will be a large Mirror ball that reflects the LEDs back onto the mirrored foil. There will be a sound system that plays pre-programmed music synched to the programmable lights. The floor will be covered in 2″ foam cushioning and pillow.
Interactivity: The system is passive. It will play continuously whether there is anyone in it or not (I may try to wire in a motion sensor). There will be “starts” and “stops” to the program, but I do not expect people to feel they should stay or leave because of them. I believe 8-10 people could be inside the BSD,jr. at any one time. The acrylic mirrored panels will make the object a shiny mirror ball from the outside, with light leakage between the panels at night, creating an interesting, pulsing object. Assistance: I would like to place the art at a distance from the camp, ideally somewhere flat but that is viewable fom afar. The project will need a generator which I do not currently possess. If we could hook into some continuous camp power, that would be great. The art will not be burned. The art is programmable so that it will turn off during quiet hours.