The most consistent criticism I hear from people about Burning Man goes like this: Why do all this great stuff out in the desert? Why not bring it home to the city?
The Black Rock Arts Foundation was founded to do just that, and they’ve been doing a great job. They brought the David Best temple to Octavia Blvd, and they’ve installed art by Burning Man artists in other cities as well.
In fact, the only thing about Black Rock Arts that I don’t like is the acronym: BRAF. Looks and sounds too much like BARF.
Anyway, the BRAF people asked me to do an art piece for their upcoming Flip Your Lid party. It’s a fundraiser with a ticket price that rivals Burning Man itself, but there are cheaper options — and all the money goes to support the arts in San Francisco and beyond. The big donors get a poster version of the art I created, printed by Digital Pond.
I won’t be able to attend, since Mati’s in a group show that is opening that night. But if you like the poster and you want a copy, let me know. I may have a limited number for friends.