Every year there is a festival in the Black Rock Dessert in Nevada called Burning Man which is known for its impressive creations. Here, thousands of people would come, explore and unite by 10 guiding principles like participation, inclusion and self-reliance.
This year presents various different pieces in different materials, technical approach and size. Even though they come from different background, normally they are unified under that famous theme of Da Vinci Workshop. Knowing from its name, the sculptures and buildings are mostly inspired by the 15th and 16th century Italian Renaissance.
The festival organizer proclaims that, “Our story will focus on the republic of Florence, for it was here, in a city-state of about the same size and population as Black Rock City, that humanist ideals, a rediscovery of science, and funding from a newly moneyed class of entrepreneurs fueled a revolutionary cultural movement that redefined Western civilization.”
Some of the works at Burning Man are meant to respect Da Vinci highly but some may not. That can be seen in one of the pieces which try to recreate the artist’s famous Vitruvian Man as it stand tall on a building, while there is Mona Lisa on a perspective-based geometric installation. Just check out some other pieces and try to interpret them yourself