Archive for the ‘Art’ Category.

The Art of Burning Man!

My favorite Burning Man still photographer is putting out a stupendous book of Burning Man art. You can get a look at some of the images and buy the book at It’s being put out by Taschen which is like “the” art book publisher.

One groovy thing is that two pieces I helped on are in the promotional video :-).

Help Find a Place for the Greatest Show on Earth

SRL is looking for a location scout. This is a paid position.

Job description:

To locate a suitable site for a large scale SRL machine performance
in the bay area, (NOT San Francisco, as we’re banned from ever
performing there by the SFFD).

To get permission to use the site from the owners.

To procure the required permits for a show.

Prior production experience a must.

Please contact Mark Pauline Director of SRL markp [at] srl [dot] org for details.

My Art Portfolio for San Jose State

As part of my application to San Jose State, I put together an art portfolio. They liked it well enough to accept me into their program. Take a look at the PDF yourself:

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A sample…

Rubens’ Tube at Fireside Lounge

The triple Rubens’ Tube Michael and I built was at the Crucible’s Fireside Lounge last month. It was a really fun event. We also brought out The Littlest Dragon as well.

You can see a shot of the Rubens’ Tube in this Crucible Flyer:

Where Have All The Propane Suppliers Gone?

I’ve been having the darnedest time finding really good propane suppliers for my Flame Effects class at the Crucible. Where have all the propane suppliers gone? Here’s where:

This was told to Lee by Jane at Cramer Decker, June, 2014.

When the housing bubble burst 2007-2013, the residential propane market crashed since no more houses with propane were being built! This has been pushing a lot of propane dealers under. You might have better luck finding supplies through different markets, for instance, the popular Fischer 741 regulator is used for beer carbonation, and chemical processing industries are still doing well.

If you’ve got a good propane / LP gas supplier for things like fittings, regulators, and hose, leave me a message!

Farewell Processional: A year ago today, SFMOMA closed it’s doors

From Desiree Holman:

A year ago today, SFMOMA closed it’s doors to make way for a new building opening in 2016. I had the great fortune to direct a processional performance that led the massive crowd out and into the imagined future. As it was my inaugural entrée into performance, it was probably one of the biggest artistic risks I’ve taken to date. A year later, the project is continuing to develop. The work has always been a team effort. Thank you to all of you that have contributed so much. In celebration of the anniversary, I have edited and posted video documentation. Check it out!Gina BassoChristina LindenMalia Rose Frank Smigiel Dominic WillsdonLuciano Chessa Sarah CathersAbbey KerinsMary ElizabethSamuel Cortez SharkeyWendy Louise FarinaSofía CórdovaPositive VibesJonathan LeideckerValerie ChafograckMaya Lowe BatkiCas CasadosNatalie ZeitunyJoshua Kit ClaytonJob & BossBrook LaneKirby MckenzieLee SonkoTeri SageAmy OwenCortney Lane StellBrian KarlCaitlin DennyMeagan Kathleen Doud