Burningman 2004:

Pagoda of Infinite Reflection

Pagoda Home: Let's make a big mid-week FIRE!

EVENT: NEW! [Todd] [Waldemar ! ] [Others]
Team Members: [Arthur Z] [Buck] [Dea] [Debi] [Dr. Wow] [Gerry] [Jill] [Marcel] [Paris] [Wizzard]
[Movies] [burner stickers]
Lesson Learned: [Burn Platform] [Playing Cards]

Pre-EVENT: [funding] [Pre-Compression Raffle] [how it started] [who we are] [early concepts] [early concepts 2] [prototype building] [final design] [PROJECT PLAN] [1st burn: Arthur] [1st burn: Wizzard] [1st burn: Dr. Wow] [budget & parts list] [movies] [lighting] [final design 2] [emails] [flambe] [into summer] [logistics] [survival]

Pre-Compression Raffle
A Letter to Artists.

Dear Artist,

We would like to invite you to become part of the history Burning Man 2004. The good people of the South Bay burning man community are creating what will be the next largest Art piece to burn on the playa this year (not including the Man or the Temple ). We are raising money to fund our 2004 Vault of Heaven Art project which has been named The Pagoda of Infinite Reflection .

The Pagoda will stand 32 feet above the playa floor and support a wind driven device that spin upon the apex of the structure. On the evening of Wednesday, September First, a procession of people with progress across the Playa. Fire spinners, dancers, stilt walkers, and the community will carry lanterns carrying the flame that will release the Pagoda into the Vault of Heaven. It will be the first major fire on the play of 2004, and you can be part of it.

We are asking the burning Artist's we know and love for a donation of art for our Art Auction and Raffle. One hundred percent of the money raised by the Auction and Raffle will benefit the Pagoda. This event will be held as part of Burning Silicon's Precompression party on July 10 th at Studio AD (info below). Your contribution of art will be present at the event along with signage that let's the community know of your kindness, generosity, and support of The Pagoda.

We have accomplished a great deal and are almost there, but we could really use your help. We know that it is Artists like you who truly make the world a better and more beautiful place to live. We hope that join us in realizing the dream of giving back to the community through Art and Fire.

Should you wish to participate by donating a piece of art, please contact David or worm by July 5 th at worm416 at yahoo.com . Thank you for any help you can give us. If you know of any other artists that might consider donating a work of art, please forward this message and have them get in touch with us.

From the bottom of our burning hearts, we thank you.

The Pagoda Team ~

Andi, Arthur, Beka, David, Dea, Debi, Duncan, Ember, Eric, Gerry, Gidget, Kam, Melanie, Paul, Scary, Skid, Star, Suzanne, Wizzard, Warrior, worm, & Miranda

At the Burning Silicon Pre-Compression Party, we will be holding an Art Raffle for the benefit of the Pagoda of Infinite Reflection
A sampling of raffle items below (click on each image to get more details)

Miranda"s Lotus Burn Barrel

sCary's Workshop

Burning Man 2004 Ticket

SoundMan CD

Photograph by Waldemar
Burning Silicon Pre-Compression Party

Burning Silicon's Third Annual Pre-Compression Gathering | Saturday, July 10 from 8 pm till 1 am
Gallery AD: 150 So. Montgomery Street in San Jose (see www.galleryad.com)
Requested donation: $10 in advance and $15 at the door, playaware strongly encouraged. | Space is limited and we expect to sell out early.
To guarantee admittance, pre-purchase your tickets at: www.burningsilicon.com/heaven.html

Virgil Burner

Burning Man 2003 Bottle Opener Pendant

Cluster Bombs on the Black Rock Desert

The Art of Poi: Fire Poi

The Art of Poi: Practice Poi sets

Two One-Hour Personalized Poi Instruction Sessions

Temple of Honor - 2003
Another Way to Help

Donate $10
Buy 2-3 10 foot 2 by 6s.
We need 160 to build the pagoda.

Donate $25
Pay for a Sheet of Plywood.
The Infinite Mirror at the center of the Pagoda requires 3 sheets.

Donate $50
Pay for an hour of Front Loader time.
Cleaning up the 6 cubic yards of decomposed granite, kevlar blanket and leftover Pagoda bits will take up to 6 hours.

You Decide Your Donation
Click this button to donate the amount you enter.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Not only did we have twenty incredible artists contribute over thirty different goodies to choose from, the Pagoda team was able to raise $1700 at the Art Raffle and Auction fundraiser held Saturday night at the Burning Silicon Pre-Compression gathering. To everyone that was there - your generosity was awesome. Those little chrome pigs were well fed!

The top five hot raffle items at the fundraiser were as follows:
#1 - The hottest ticket of the night was a chance at the hottest ticket to the hottest event this summer. The pair of Burning Man 2004 tickets (generously donated from BMOrg - thank you Marian for stirring them up) drew in the most number of raffle tickets.
#2 - Burner Shawn's plush and ultra-luscious playa outfit - the BRC Cave (Wo)Man duds - was the biggest draw after the tickets. That makes this the most sought after hand-made object of art that was donated to us. (Next time you see fuzzy Shawn in one of her gorgeous creations, please be sure to thank her appropriately!)
#3 - BMOrg came through again with their generous donations of books. Those two books drew in the third highest amount of tickets.
#4 - Our love of schwag and wearable art is obvious: Geartooths' four Chain Reaction pendants drew in the fourth largest amount of tickets.
#5 - To round out the top five hot raffle items, Gidget and her furry Kitty Hats were hot. Again, pettable fur! We are a tactile bunch.

Overall, every item we had to offer was very well received. Thank you Blondie, BMOrg, Brian Pridham, Bonefire, Burner Shawn, Catnip, Cindy Rocha, Di, Dieter Rencken, Edge, Geartooth, Propellerhead Gerry, Gidget, Kneelicks, Lisa Falk, Miranda, sCary, Soundman, Tool, Waldemar (collectively, the six prints he donated were the third largest raffle draw) , and Wizzard. Each of these artists did an amazing job providing the rest of us with incentive to give generously.

Thanks to a great team that worked hard making this fundraiser happen: Arthur (god of ticket sales - you're awesome, totally awesome) , David ,Dea, Debi, Miranda, sCary, and Wizzard. You made this a lot easier to pull off. Thanks to Gidget and Skid for letting us get in their way while they were trying to organize a really great Pre-Com party. To anyone else that helped out in any way, thank you.

Thanks again, everyone. We did well.


Burning Man 2002 Pendants

Burning Man 2003 Pendants

12 Burner bumper stickers

Winner's List
Lot #ArtistDonationWinner
1AWaldemar HorwatStart of BurnJeriane D
1BWaldemar HorwatFire CelebrationReckless
1CWaldemar HorwatMan in the SunBeverly
1DWaldemar HorwatTemple SkylightsOceana
1EWaldemar HorwatTwisterpulled
1FWaldemar HorwatChairWorm
2WizzardBumper StickerssCary/Dr. Wow
3ABrian PridhamFire PoiAndrew Clayton
3BBrian PridhamPoi lessonsMark E
3CBrian PridhamPractice PoiChandra/Mark E/Ali Baba
4Dieter Rencken (aka Zulu)Temple of Honor - 2003Dr. Wow
5Edward Ingraham Burning Man 2003 PendantsCary
6SoundmanThe Sounds of Burning ManSerafine/Java Jerry/Sparkle 2/Ember/Reckless/Johnny Jet/Nate/Sacred Flame
7GidgetAssorted Furry Kitty HatsFerrell/Leslie/Glimmer/Cheryl/Arthur Z/
8(Burner) ShawnBRC Cave (Wo)Man outfitKitty
9Cindy RochaVirgil BurnersCary
10AKneelicksBurning Man 2002 PendantsLittle Sister of ?
10BKneelicksBurning Man 2003 PendantsNate
11Lisa FalkPendantDavid McP. Gifted to ?
12BonefireFire hatJohn Clay
13ManyProcessional LanternJohnny Jet
14Ehren ToolCluster BombsWizzard/Chandra/David Woolsey
15GeartoothPendantsDea/Lisa D./Miranda
16Miranda von StockhausenBurning Lotus
17sCaryThe Art of the Burn BarrelReckless
18BlondieBlinkie poiLara
19ADiIn Our ImageWizzard
19BDiBoy DreamsSnowflake
19CDiThe Man, the boyViolet
20Gerryb&w Dunes imagesChandra/Ember
21WizzardPagoda printsDea/883060
22Burning Man OrgVideosWizzard/Miranda/Nana/?
23Burning Man OrgPair of TicketsMiranda/Susan Watkins
24CatnipTieFiyre Boi
25Burning Man OrgBooksShawn/Andi