Each year thousands of free-spirited people converge in the dust of Nevada’s Black Rock desert to celebrate the different forms of artistic expression, which make life worth living. A temporary city is created in the desert, a week later, the inhabitants depart leaving the sands untainted by the human activity.
The festival is filled with dazzling art installations, fire-dancers, performers, laser shows, and a fantastic artist line-up. One of the most spectacular displays was the burning of the 72-foot installation, aptly named the ‘Embrace,’ which took a year to build. Matt Schultz stated that the ‘Embrace’ was created in order to get people to question the challenging nature, as well as the beauty of death. In a heartbreaking twist, the death of Alicia Cipicchio in a tragic bus-accident, made the burning of the installation even more significant. Life is but a wisp, in the wind.
Here take a flight over festival: