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2018 Art Grant Recipients:

10 Principles Reflective Immersion Experience
By Frank Anderson and Joshua Valdes
Awarded:$1000.00

The 10 Principles Reflective Immersion Experience- A magical space for burners to interact with the 10 principles and reflect on how they reflect your true nature.

Affirmation Alley
By Bodega
Awarded:$260.00

To create multiple affirmations for participants to read, ponder, take in and hopefully
relate to and realize how amazing they really are.

Arco de los Muertos
By Matt Kreuzwieser
Awarded:$666.00

Arco de los Muertos is a fiery take on a traditional wedding arch. Those who walk through it will begin a new journey through life together.

Ark of Orenda
By Dudewolf
Awarded:$3500.00

The Ark of Orenda was a legendary ship which traveled the galaxies sailing on beams of light and setting up and repairing relay satellites for outlying colonies to help connect their villages to “the network”….It was huge deal for the colonies when the ship came, and a massive all night celebration ensued each time it arrived at a new location.

Ask First
By April Llewellyn
Awarded:$245.00

Come cuddle up with Consent! Snuggle something squishy, grab a zine, and remember: enthusiastic consent creates better connections, so Ask First!

Boozy BAR’ncle
By Captain Mimu
Awarded:$637.00

A place to drink for all the swarvy pirates of lakes of fire!

Burgeoning Blossom
By Capt. Ryan
Awarded:$2055.25

Forged from metal, illuminated by rare earth and exothermically fueled by decomposing life, Burgeoning Blossom is something you would find crash landing on an alien planet or stumbling into a bad Dr Seuss trip.

Clayton the Whale
By Andrea Wails (Zenith)
Awarded:$1290.00

The Gentle Giant is a sassy sperm whale made of sheet metal that spits fire out of his blowhole. This 12 foot whale is an interactive project, make sure to stop by camp burnlesque to get creative with other burners this year at Lakes by picking up a can of spray paint and painting this gentle giant!!!

Closet Fort Kingdom Show
By Sheriff Phoenix and Pan of The Closet Fort Kingdom
Awarded:$550.00

The Closet Fort Kingdom Show is an immersive family entertainment spectacle fueled by troubadours, musicians, actors, storytellers, and puppets that prompt the audience to discover their most magical selves, and set them free. Step through the door, and discover a Land just waiting to create with you!

Dancing Forest
By Sam Cooler & Sarah Sutherlin
Awarded:$1533.00

A forest of vertical pole trees, flexibly mounted and reactively illuminated, connected above in an elastic web. Participants flow through the field, dancing and swinging with the trees and each other

Deady Bear Den
By Safety Cat
Awarded:$455.00

The Deady Bear den is a comfortable space to relax with friends, filled with music and the magical properties of light. Using subtractive principles of light and large hand-dyed fabrics we will merge art with science to play with people’s perspective and leave them with stories to tell!

Descolada
By Dirtloaf Diver
Awarded:$1000.00

Space-Western themed ship on wheels.

Dewey’s Dreamland
By Quinn Monforton and Dewey Decibels
Awarded:$894.00

Somewhere to shake your legs in a dream land with a touch of a nightmare landscape.

Dragon Tales
By Q and Just Wingin’ It
Awarded:$850.00

Throughout history, storytelling has been an important part of every culture and community. Storytellers across the world have been highly regarded as teachers, leaders, spiritual guides, and entertainers as they weave together
shared experiences of mankind. This will be a community space for a story to heard or told.

Dreaming Dragon
By Tank Girl and Team Fuck You
Awarded:$900.00

Come warm yourself on our badass, flaming dragon.

En’Masque
By CCK
Awarded:$200.00

Stories are all about allowing yourself to be in someone else’s place. When you fall asleep with the last words of a bedtime story echoing, you’re encouraging your dreams to let you be that person, go to those places. I intend to bring a number of tooled leather masks – inspired by fantastical creatures and bedtime stories – that can be displayed, worn, and ultimately given as gifts.

Fabletree Fountain
By Madeline Usher
Awarded:$1000.00

The Fabletree Fountain is an old, broken tree from which magical waters still flow. Choosing different paths for the waters reveal different stories. Which paths will you choose?

Faces and Fountain
By Eric Rentschler
Awarded:$250.00

A piece is about natures elemental powers, balance and humans impact. Also about the beauty in working with nature and the magic it brings.

Funky Tiki Teahut
By The Funky Tiki Teahut
Awarded:$1000.00

Close your eyes and imagine walking into a Tahitian Tiki Village where daydreamers can drift off all day enjoying hand crafted cold brewed teas in between session of yoga, meditation, sound baths, acupuncture, and general community lounging. At night these dreamers will have their souls shaken awake with pulsating frequencies that will bring about uncontrolled twerking and gyrating.

Gateway to the Gods
By John Grüber and Valhalla
Awarded:$900.00

The Sword of Surtr is a large flaming sword that will welcome new warriors in Valhalla as we prepare for Ragnarok.
The Shield of the Gods is an interactive, animated mixed-media art installation that will greet visitors to Valhalla.

GoaDream
By Glow
Awarded:$500.00

Goa’s Dream. Strings plucked from the dreams of Lakes past, from the subconscious threads in our minds that are stimulated by rich soundscapes and throbbing bass-lines. Woven into a shifting physical form, it is calling us to dance…

Handy Candy (Youth)
By Phoenix
Awarded:$200.00

Handy Candy: providing a deliciously sweet experience to cure even the bitterest of burners!

Heartbeat
By WayWard with the ¡BANG! Theme camp
Awarded:$400.00

A beating heart can often cause a rise in temperature…

Heavy Meta 2.0
By Heavy Meta Collective
Awarded:$2000.00

Heavy Meta is a towering, spine-chilling metal dragon… and that’s before it shoots a massive fireball from its animatronic mouth when the bass drops. Fabricated in Toronto, Canada, it is 30 feet long, 19 feet high, and has toured North America from New York to Burning Man; Heavy Meta has some new tricks up its metallic sleeve for Lakes of Fire this year.

Janky Dreamatorium
By Grandpa and LP with Janky Dreamers
Awarded:$590.00

The Dreamatorium is a space for 1-2 persons to engage in a mildly interactive, highly imaginative audio-sensory experience. Participants may choose to partake in their choice of either dreams or nightmares in a tactile, immersive environment

Lof-LFL
By MadTown
Awarded:$100.00

Lakes of Fire Little Free Library. Take a book, leave a book! Books for all ages pertaining to this year’s theme. Book contributions welcome and encouraged.

Mood Swings
By half mile
Awarded:$1000.00

Mood Swings is a playful interactive pun, imagining extreme emotions as actual swings. We hope this fun, safe space will inspire participants to start more conversations about mental health.

Oracle of the Sphinx
By KT and Sphinx’s Beer Garden
Awarded:$1000.00

She won’t kill or eat you, but she might swallow you whole. Come test your senses and intellect with our lovely lioness… she just might cough up something you least expect.

Plastic Lung
By Fledgling and “ me & v & the devil makes 3”
Awarded:$361.00

To give people a meditative moment with visual breath.

Pot of Rainbows
By BeastMode
Awarded:$600.00

Pot of Rainbows will be an attempt to capture the transient, colorful beauty of a summer rainbow. A colored steel pyramid, inspired by bismuth, will serve as frame and presentation for the shifting, hypnotic flame of a propane bubbler.

Roaming Disco
By Doug Peters and Amber Coggin
Awarded:$664.00

While strolling around Lucky Lake, you notice something different that was not there last time you walked past… as you approach you see a double-bicycle-powered rolling bar set with a multitude of multi-colored gourmet cocktail infusions amidst jungle greenery and a rotating disco ball. Have a seat on a padded bar stool in the shade and enjoy a refreshing drink while admiring the art and meeting new & old friends – Welcome to the Roaming Disco Jungle Cocktail Bar!

Seraph Sundial
By Green
Awarded:$320.00

A world of seeing creatures exists within the space of the Seraph Sundial. The Seraph Sundial exists within the space of the world.

Sun Lights @ Night
By Annie Oatmeal
Awarded:$750.00

Through the power of the sun the the night will be illuminated in a spectacular fashion!

Story Book Labyrinth
By Gwendolyn Jerris
Awarded:$500.00

An interactive, choose-your-own-adventure story.

Temple of Infinite Suns
By Fox
Awarded:$1000.00

The Temple of Infinite Suns is an immersive experience of firelight and motion. This temple environment harkens to the senses and spirits of its viewers through ancient Egyptian aesthetic and mythological narrative.

The Ark Car
By Humpy
Awarded:$2000.00

The Ark Car is a steel and wood reimagination of the classic biblical boat, Noah’s Ark. With interactive sound and lighting components, this futuristic steampunk vessel isa is both a symbol and real life manifestation of our hopes and aspirations for humanity in troubled times.

The Dream Gate
By Alec Rudek and Camp One More Thing!
Awarded:$650.00

The Dream Gate is the passageway from real life into the Lakes of Fire Dream World, where wild fantasies become the new reality. Tag team with someone else to play the brain’s game and alter its dream state, and explore dream limbo, where you can kick back inside an ethereal and interactive atmosphere.

The Dreamers
By Kat and Burnlesque
Awarded:$550.00

The Dreamers is a celebration of the builders, makers, artists, thinkers, dreamers and make-believers who breathe life into the world. Acrylic cut portraits will reflect light and images from a rear projection with a beautiful and ethereal essence similar to a hologram.

The Eye of the Storm
By Jellybean and The Consortium of Indigent Mythological Creatures and
Imaginary Bunnies
Awarded:$435.00

Enjoy a moment of peace in the Eye of the Storm, a whimsical cloud sanctuary for reflection, writing, and contemplation.

The Puppet Palace (Youth)
By Miles and Maggie Asselin
Awarded:$150.00

Come to The Puppet Palace! You can come to make your own puppets and to make up your own bedtime stories. Make your own amazing puppets and show them off on the puppet stage. So what are you waiting for? Make a puppet and a show at Puppet Palace!

The Red Lanterns
By Simón
Awarded:$212.00

The Red Lanterns shine as beacons of love. They welcome you to the Red Light District.

Wet Dream 239
By Rocket and Camp 2:39
Awarded:$298.00

Wet Dreams 239 – A stimulation of “Bedtime stories” &/or fantasies- Sweet Dreams are made of this.

Wish upon a Star
By Bodega
Awarded:$220.00

Lie down, close your eyes, face towards the sky, make a wish, now open your eyes. Do you see the stars? Your wish will be written on one of those stars.

Yuxa
By Salamanda, One-Square, Cho Cho of Brownian Motion
Awarded:$2000.00

Yuxa is comprised of two intertwining snakes, representing her dual natures of
light and dark. For Lakes one of these snakes will be present for participants to bring her to “life” through exploration and motions, triggering a vivid audiovisual journey that culminates in the full activation of her being.

2017 Art Grant Recipients:

Ask First!
By Honeysuckle
Awarded:$250.00
Hot or cold? Fire or ice? Yes or no? Ask First signs remind us that enthusiastic consent strengthens our community connections. If you want a burning hot experience, don’t get cold feet — just Ask First!

Bike-powered Fire Tornado
By Bikes N’ Brew
Awarded:$800.00

Our fun and interactive art installation encapsulates the spirit of bike lovers, technical minded people, and the 10 burner principles that helped found our camp. We hope all will enjoy these creative works of art and join us in celebrating life, love, and happiness.

Capn Nemo’s Flaming Carnival
By Hells Carnies
Awarded:$1,500.00

Capn Nemo’s Flaming Carnival is an interactive, fire-based, musical and performance-based experience, complete with fiery carnival games, flaming ping pong, burning popcorn and hellacious cotton candy! Day or night, we have something fun to do – stop on by the midway, blow bubbles, have ra-men noodles, check out how it all works. You should come and play!

Cave of the Aurora
By Jamie Burdeski
Awarded:$600.00

A mysterious iceberg juts up from the forest. Those that dare to come closer find themselves magically transported high into the Arctic sky, amidst one of nature’s most enchanting spectacles.

Collide
By Alia Midoun
Awarded: $480.00

In the beginning, there was only fire and ice. The gods would clamor and roar over libations, enjoying the wild dance of elements before their eyes. But in the dawn of humanity, the supreme saw the dangers in their game and banished ice by day and fire by night. This was their decree.

The Compliment Lounge
By Lounge Lizards
Awarded:$250.00

A relaxing, caring space where burners can select positive reinforcement from our extensive menu of compliments.

Crowns
By Thor
Awarded: $3,500.00

A 17 foot tall realistic, colossal female nude figure encounters a colossal stag with flaming antlers. High strength concrete over a steel armature.

The Ice Temple and Fire Dome
By The Kelvinian Accord
Awarded: $1,800.00

As we burn, we are reflecting on both the transience and joyous expression of life and creativity itself; with each burst of fiery play, we should have an opportunity for cool reflection. To that end, we present two floating experiences, the Ice Temple and the Fire Dome: one a place of quiet contemplation, and one a point of interactive play and social connection; each have secrets for you to discover.

The Flaming Photobooth
By James Villalpando
Awarded: $750.00

The Flaming Photobooth: Come one, come all to the hottest photobooth you’ve ever seen. Set the night on fire and capture a flaming photo every night!

Heavy Meta – Mutant Vehicle
By Heavy Meta Collective
Awarded: $3,500.00

Heavy Meta is a 30′ long, terrifying metal dragon with interactive flame, sound, light and kinetic components. Clad entirely in hand-cut, hand-welded sheet metal, the mechanical beast is the physical manifestation of the Leviathan, and may just haunt your dreams.

Just the Tip…Too
By The Flurries
Awarded: $1,000.00

Just The Tip too: For it’s 4th voyage on Lake Lucky, the Island of Hammocks will be transforming, yet again! Come play, slide and chill on this icy playground and discover there is much more to discover beyond the tip.

Lakes of Fire Theatre Department
By Lakes of Fire Theatre Department
Awarded: $1,000.00

Lakes of Fire Theater Department is a traveling band of minstrels with a dynamic list of musical theatre acts, beautiful sets, and a need for a chorus! We look forward to entertaining you.

Mailbox to the Future
By Bodega
Awarded: $90.00

Mailbox to the Future -Ever communicate with the future version of yourself? Now you can! Send a postcard to your future self. Be creative. The future you will receive said postcard 11 months from the time of the mailing.

Mama Boodles’ Spunyun Hut and Nesting Hexayurt
By Mama Boodles’ Ice Fairies
Awarded: $500.00

Just a normal looking hexayurt, that hides a wondrous secret. Enter, and let Mama Boodles show you how deep the layers of reality go…

Mindful Fireflies
By Carl Hill-Popper
Awarded: $500.00

A swarm of fireflies has descended on Lucky Lake. They are attuned to your thoughts. A calm mind can soothe them. A focused mind can unite them.

Ask First!
By Honeysuckle
Awarded:$250.00
Hot or cold? Fire or ice? Yes or no? Ask First signs remind us that enthusiastic consent strengthens our community connections. If you want a burning hot experience, don’t get cold feet — just Ask First!

Bike-powered Fire Tornado
By Bikes N’ Brew
Awarded:$800.00

Our fun and interactive art installation encapsulates the spirit of bike lovers, technical minded people, and the 10 burner principles that helped found our camp. We hope all will enjoy these creative works of art and join us in celebrating life, love, and happiness.

Capn Nemo’s Flaming Carnival
By Hells Carnies
Awarded:$1,500.00

Capn Nemo’s Flaming Carnival is an interactive, fire-based, musical and performance-based experience, complete with fiery carnival games, flaming ping pong, burning popcorn and hellacious cotton candy! Day or night, we have something fun to do – stop on by the midway, blow bubbles, have ra-men noodles, check out how it all works. You should come and play!

Cave of the Aurora
By Jamie Burdeski
Awarded:$600.00

A mysterious iceberg juts up from the forest. Those that dare to come closer find themselves magically transported high into the Arctic sky, amidst one of nature’s most enchanting spectacles.

Collide
By Alia Midoun
Awarded: $480.00

In the beginning, there was only fire and ice. The gods would clamor and roar over libations, enjoying the wild dance of elements before their eyes. But in the dawn of humanity, the supreme saw the dangers in their game and banished ice by day and fire by night. This was their decree.

The Compliment Lounge
By Lounge Lizards
Awarded:$250.00

A relaxing, caring space where burners can select positive reinforcement from our extensive menu of compliments.

Crowns
By Thor
Awarded: $3,500.00

A 17 foot tall realistic, colossal female nude figure encounters a colossal stag with flaming antlers. High strength concrete over a steel armature.

The Ice Temple and Fire Dome
By The Kelvinian Accord
Awarded: $1,800.00

As we burn, we are reflecting on both the transience and joyous expression of life and creativity itself; with each burst of fiery play, we should have an opportunity for cool reflection. To that end, we present two floating experiences, the Ice Temple and the Fire Dome: one a place of quiet contemplation, and one a point of interactive play and social connection; each have secrets for you to discover.

The Flaming Photobooth
By James Villalpando
Awarded: $750.00

The Flaming Photobooth: Come one, come all to the hottest photobooth you’ve ever seen. Set the night on fire and capture a flaming photo every night!

Heavy Meta – Mutant Vehicle
By Heavy Meta Collective
Awarded: $3,500.00

Heavy Meta is a 30′ long, terrifying metal dragon with interactive flame, sound, light and kinetic components. Clad entirely in hand-cut, hand-welded sheet metal, the mechanical beast is the physical manifestation of the Leviathan, and may just haunt your dreams.

Just the Tip…Too
By The Flurries
Awarded: $1,000.00

Just The Tip too: For it’s 4th voyage on Lake Lucky, the Island of Hammocks will be transforming, yet again! Come play, slide and chill on this icy playground and discover there is much more to discover beyond the tip.

Lakes of Fire Theatre Department
By Lakes of Fire Theatre Department
Awarded: $1,000.00

Lakes of Fire Theater Department is a traveling band of minstrels with a dynamic list of musical theatre acts, beautiful sets, and a need for a chorus! We look forward to entertaining you.

Mailbox to the Future
By Bodega
Awarded: $90.00

Mailbox to the Future -Ever communicate with the future version of yourself? Now you can! Send a postcard to your future self. Be creative. The future you will receive said postcard 11 months from the time of the mailing.

Mama Boodles’ Spunyun Hut and Nesting Hexayurt
By Mama Boodles’ Ice Fairies
Awarded: $500.00

Just a normal looking hexayurt, that hides a wondrous secret. Enter, and let Mama Boodles show you how deep the layers of reality go…

Mindful Fireflies
By Carl Hill-Popper
Awarded: $500.00

A swarm of fireflies has descended on Lucky Lake. They are attuned to your thoughts. A calm mind can soothe them. A focused mind can unite them.

MoVeS (MASSive Viberotic Swing)
By Zorbitron
Awarded: $1200.00

Modular suspended pendulum audio-reactive vibrating swing-bed and multi-sensual audio/visual/tactile environment.

The Mysterious Locked Chest Part 2: Electric Boogaloo
By Cult of the Jade Emu
Awarded: $600.00

Snow Miser and Heat Miser heard about this year’s LOF theme and entered into a agreement to seal away their powers within two mysterious locked chests. Choose your side and work with your team to release either the power of extreme heat, or frosty chill! Only one side will be victorious!

Nero’s Candle
By League of Troubled Souls
Awarded: $3,500.00

The League of Troubled Souls presents Nero’s Candle: a work that aims to weaponize hope while reveling in the inevitable twilight of civilization. We are surprised we’ve been invited back.

Pewter Tutor
By Sean Hages
Awarded: $155.00

Pewter Tutor is an introductory metal casting workshop. We will learn simple techniques and use them to make a small pewter object.

Poofer Tag
By Reflected Fire
Awarded: $450.00

Have you ever wanted to face your friends in a duel of fire? Now you can! Come check out the Poofer Tag game for target practice, dueling action and an all out battle. Tag your friend and set off the flame effect to win!

The Rainbow Bridge
By Valhalla
Awarded: $1,000.00

The Rainbow Bridge is an interactive sound and light experience where your dance steps make the magic. A 21’ long dance surface, each tread of the bridge produces its own music note and colored light for a toe-tapping, piano-playing experience fun for the whole family!

Resotron
By A.J. Gapsevic and Laura Bienz
Awarded: $400.00

Resotron is a musical instrument of great horror and beauty! Its purpose is to inspire people to come bang, scratch, grind, and pluck away at to create musical timbres unlike any other conventional musical instrument.

Sky Chess
By Pocket
Awarded: $200.00

You and your opponent are titans. Isolated upon a tower, above the little pawns wandering around the lake; you become locked in a classic struggle of logic and cunning.

Spire and Ice
By Illuminaughty
Awarded: $3,000.00

Spire and Ice is an expression of technology and steel. It is a cryptic sculpture with strong interactive light and propane elements

Sub Rosa
By Jewel
Awarded: $570.00

At Sub Rosa, latin for “under the rose” and the Roman phrase for secret meetings, find a moment of peace in the vortices to either tell your deepest secret or meditate quietly.

The Captain’s Quarters
By Captain Blood
Awarded: $600.00

A mobile interactive performance cart, meant to entertain and engage via puppetry, magic, storytelling and other forms of fantastical feats.

Closet Fort Kingdom
By Knights of Nonsense
Awarded: $350.00

We’re hosting a family entertainment show that imparts the message that inside all of us is a magical being that only we can let out to explore the world. It’s about supporting creative radical self-expression and radical inclusion as well as participation and immediacy. Come see our show during the event and stop by for our open mic offerings

Pyro Sonica
By Good Vibe Tribe
Awarded: $555.00

A flame effect that responds and dances to the tone of the music and sounds. This is a demonstration of cymatics which is the display of sound frequency waves and sound pressure in a fire format.

The G String
By Precious
Awarded: $900.00

A sexy sacred scientific sine wave phenomenon.

Fire and Ice Kaleidoscope
By The Super Awesome Good Time Happy Worshipers of Brigit
Awarded: $775.00

The Fire and Ice Kaleidoscope is a tantalizing visual experience.  Prepare your senses, and take a peek through one of three Kaleidoscopes stations that surround the fire and ice flame effect.  Fire fills the brazier while light reflects an icy chill at its center.

Fire and Ice: Communal Puzzle
By Shortbread
Awarded: $731.89

Follow the puzzle pieces to a special location. Spend some time (if only a moment) helping to (re)construct a representation of this year’s theme. Come alone or bring a friend, everyone is welcome at the Communal Puzzle.


By Zorbitron
Awarded: $1200.00

Modular suspended pendulum audio-reactive vibrating swing-bed and multi-sensual audio/visual/tactile environment.

The Mysterious Locked Chest Part 2: Electric Boogaloo
By Cult of the Jade Emu
Awarded: $600.00

Snow Miser and Heat Miser heard about this year’s LOF theme and entered into a agreement to seal away their powers within two mysterious locked chests. Choose your side and work with your team to release either the power of extreme heat, or frosty chill! Only one side will be victorious!

Nero’s Candle
By League of Troubled Souls
Awarded: $3,500.00

The League of Troubled Souls presents Nero’s Candle: a work that aims to weaponize hope while reveling in the inevitable twilight of civilization. We are surprised we’ve been invited back.

Pewter Tutor
By Sean Hages
Awarded: $155.00

Pewter Tutor is an introductory metal casting workshop. We will learn simple techniques and use them to make a small pewter object.

Poofer Tag
By Reflected Fire
Awarded: $450.00

Have you ever wanted to face your friends in a duel of fire? Now you can! Come check out the Poofer Tag game for target practice, dueling action and an all out battle. Tag your friend and set off the flame effect to win!

The Rainbow Bridge
By Valhalla
Awarded: $1,000.00

The Rainbow Bridge is an interactive sound and light experience where your dance steps make the magic. A 21’ long dance surface, each tread of the bridge produces its own music note and colored light for a toe-tapping, piano-playing experience fun for the whole family!

Resotron
By A.J. Gapsevic and Laura Bienz
Awarded: $400.00

Resotron is a musical instrument of great horror and beauty! Its purpose is to inspire people to come bang, scratch, grind, and pluck away at to create musical timbres unlike any other conventional musical instrument.

Sky Chess
By Pocket
Awarded: $200.00

You and your opponent are titans. Isolated upon a tower, above the little pawns wandering around the lake; you become locked in a classic struggle of logic and cunning.

Spire and Ice
By Illuminaughty
Awarded: $3,000.00

Spire and Ice is an expression of technology and steel. It is a cryptic sculpture with strong interactive light and propane elements

Sub Rosa
By Jewel
Awarded: $570.00

At Sub Rosa, latin for “under the rose” and the Roman phrase for secret meetings, find a moment of peace in the vortices to either tell your deepest secret or meditate quietly.

The Captain’s Quarters
By Captain Blood
Awarded: $600.00

A mobile interactive performance cart, meant to entertain and engage via puppetry, magic, storytelling and other forms of fantastical feats.

Closet Fort Kingdom
By Knights of Nonsense
Awarded: $350.00

We’re hosting a family entertainment show that imparts the message that inside all of us is a magical being that only we can let out to explore the world. It’s about supporting creative radical self-expression and radical inclusion as well as participation and immediacy. Come see our show during the event and stop by for our open mic offerings

Pyro Sonica
By Good Vibe Tribe
Awarded: $555.00

A flame effect that responds and dances to the tone of the music and sounds. This is a demonstration of cymatics which is the display of sound frequency waves and sound pressure in a fire format.

The G String
By Precious
Awarded: $900.00

A sexy sacred scientific sine wave phenomenon.

Fire and Ice Kaleidoscope
By The Super Awesome Good Time Happy Worshipers of Brigit
Awarded: $775.00

The Fire and Ice Kaleidoscope is a tantalizing visual experience. Prepare your senses, and take a peek through one of three Kaleidoscopes stations that surround the fire and ice flame effect. Fire fills the brazier while light reflects an icy chill at its center.

Fire and Ice: Communal Puzzle
By Shortbread
Awarded: $731.89

Follow the puzzle pieces to a special location. Spend some time (if only a moment) helping to (re)construct a representation of this year’s theme. Come alone or bring a friend, everyone is welcome at the Communal Puzzle.

2016 Art Grant Recipients:

Belin
By Fuse
Awarded: $2000

Belin is a flaming ram skull art cart, created and built by a group of young women apprenticing in the community.

The Great Serpent
By Valhalla
Awarded: $700

For years rumors of a monster living in the depths of Lucky Lake persisted: fuzzy snapshots, tales of a Jukebox Island devouring creature..all will be confirmed as the Vikings of Valhalla summon The Great Serpent.

Kaleidoscope Tree
By Leah D. Jurgens
Awarded: $149.92

Kaleidoscope tree is a place for friends to gather and collaborate on a uniquely beautiful work of art. Those who wish to participate, will collect a thread of psychedelic material (provided) and, while meditating on their best intentions, add that thread to the tree branch. Kaleidoscope tree will be teaming with vibrant color during the day and will come alive with sound-activated LED lights, when the sun goes down.

Meditation
By Katie  Forbes and Dan Brown
Awarded $550.00

Meditation is the third in the elemental series by Katie Forbes and Dan Brown.  This earth element piece will feature a zen garden atop an hour glass shaped base. Participants can gently rake and trace designs, and arrange the rocks and meditation movers in the sand.  By day Meditation is a calming zen garden.  By night the base and the floor of the garden will glow with lights that slowly transition from one color to another inviting participants to move the sand or just watch the play of color on the rocks and the garden.

The WTF: Walk-Through Faerieshrine
By April Llewellyn
Awarded $323

The Walk-Through Faerieshrine is a glimmering oasis of sparkle and shine, welcoming mythical creatures of all kinds to enjoy a quiet reflection space and share their magic.  With luck, you may catch a glimpse of the fae themselves when the veil between worlds is thin!

Familiar Feline
By ‘One More Thing’
Awarded $800

The Familiar Feline will be a cozy geodome turned familiar lounge. Burners will lock eyes with the familiar from a distance and be beckoned by the enigmatic feline figure.  Your familiar will be a totem that can be called on for relaxation, socialization, or debauchery.  It will be an oasis, where you will find whatever you are looking for in that moment, you will feel welcome, wanted; like you’ve always belonged there.

Cabrone Estupida Chimera (parte dos)
By Amy Joiner
Awarded $1106

The Chimera Estupida Cabrone brings out the freak of nature in all of us! Let this woman-made, mutant zygote take your brain to another dimension as you tug and yank your way to happiness. (Ask first!)

Kracken at Sea Saw
By Patchy Projects
Awarded $500

Is that a tentacle between your legs or are you just happy to be here? We’re just as thrilled to have you aboard! What’s that you’re driving, you ask? Well that’s a Sea-Saw, captain! As you drive her up and down you’ll see the “water” effects respond to the tilt. This immersive piece has interactive lighting, whacky teticles, and the feel of a sinking pirate ship . Can you escape the Kraken’s grasp?

Que’ Sera’ Sera’
By Bodega
Awarded $175

A project to allow participants to send themselves messages into the future!

Bawdy Border
By Sorr’eh
Awarded $379

Upgrading the borders between Canada and the USA.

Mysterious Locked Chest
By Cult of the Jade Emu
Awarded $500

Mysterious Locked Chest’ is an interactive art installation inviting the LOF community to let their curiosity get the better of them.  You see, the chest is locked… and you need a big key… but wait… there’s a set of smaller keys next to it… I wonder what those are for?  Only one way to find out….

Meditation Lotus
By Camp Natural Wonder
Awarded $600

A space for mermaids, fairies and all other mythical creatures to meditate in the beauty of Lucky Lake.

Equus Pegasus Machinamentum
By Found Object Sound Object
Awarded $1400

The “Equus Pegasus Machinamentum” a found object kinetic sculpture, the winged junkyard stallion brought springing to life through the vision of its creator and the power of your mechanical human energy.

Poseiden’s Steps
By If You Build It, They Will Cum
Awarded $1500

By day, Poseidon’s Steps transfers lake-farers between beach and boat, enticing them to lay their bodies across its contours, like merfolk upon rocks. At night, as one ascends, the steps come alive with pulsating light, reaching a shimmering portal that beckons one to the pleasurescape beyond.

Gallery in the Pines
By Knotty Peacock
Awarded $1900

Gallery in the Pines will transform the Art Hub pines near the entrance to Lucky Lake into an enchanted forest of light and multimedia art. Gallery in the Pines will feature art made by Lakes of Fire 2016 participants, with a focus on art that is not usually seen at burns: framed paintings, photographs, sculpture, writing – whatever your imagination creates! The Gallery will feature several interactive “rooms” in the pine forest, each delineated by light, sound and artwork. Stay tuned for info on how YOU can participate!

The Fort 2016
By Good Vibe Tribe
Awarded $2500

The Fort is a massive double decker, three towered adult sized play structure that will challenge your physical limits, as well as serve as a place to chill, play, or dance. The cross beams between towers offer swings, an aerial yoga hammock, and a professional trapeze bar. Some of the updates to be made this year are: upgrading the slide, adding a couple interactive walls, and setting The Fort ablaze with vibrant color changing lighting.

LED Dome
By KBI^3
Awarded: $400
KBI Art Collective (The Kansas Bureau of Illumination) is designing and building as interactive light project painting the conduit form of a 22′ dome with fully programmable and interactive lights. The dome will be a fully immersive light experience, welcoming visitors into its envelope of 5,000 LEDs.

The Great Serpent
By Valhalla
Awarded (additional): $200
For years rumors of a monster living in the depths of Lucky Lake persisted: fuzzy snapshots, tales of a Jukebox Island devouring creature..all will be confirmed as the Vikings of Valhalla summon The Great Serpent.

Element H2-Water
By Whirled Element
Awarded:$250.00
This is a kinetic waterwheel sculpture using re-purposed/recycled kitchen (and other) items.

Unicorn Horn Creation Station 2.0!
By Junicorn Sparkles
Awarded:$300
Join the whimsy, delight and ethereal magic of the unicorn realm by creating your very own unicorn horn headdress! Discover what kind of unicorn you are as we build our army of love one horn at a time!

The Nest
By Becca Myers and The Terrarium
Awarded: $180.00
The nest is a safe and cozy space for all the mythical creatures to return to during their stay at Lakes of Fire. The nest will be a large, human-sized nest built to comfortable seat many burners. The nest will have an 8 foot diameter, and we have large pillows for anyone to use. We look forward to sharing in your nesting experience

Man Maggot
By Sean Hages
Awarded: $419.00
Ancient legends describe a hideous creature known only as Man Maggot. No one knows from what dark place this freakish monster was spawned. Cursed to roam the world in search for food, the beast is said to consume the flesh of the dead and dying alike. If you see Man Maggot beware of his appetite, and his curse.

Right of Passage
By ????
Awarded: $275
Feeling the pressure of everyday life? Everything going on around you sit on the throne where you get a moment of silence where you can feel that pressure being released from your body. When you emerge from the Right of Passage, you will relieved – then greeted by your fans with a roaring round of applause. Will you be lucky enough to encounter the Right of Passage?”

Skíðblaðnir, (Anglicized as Skithblathnir)
By Saint Jazz
Awarded:$400
A floating picnic table in the style of the famed mythical Norse ship for which it is named, created by Loki to carry the many Gods across the ‘Lake of Fire’ while they enjoy a relaxing beverage and quiet conversation away from the wearying battles at camp.

Garden of Earthly Delights
By Kateri McMullen
Awarded:$500
The Garden of Earthly Delights is a celebration of life and possibility. Do not be intimidated by the unique creatures that dwell in the garden. They are pleased by your presence, and invite you in to walk the garden path. The creatures encourage you to make yourselves comfortable in their shelter. Sing a song, draw a picture, tell a story, play a game. Have some fruit, stay awhile.

The Vulcanal
By: League of Troubled Souls
Awarded: $2000
An abstruse altar to the god of the forge, encasing a flame effect that would make Mt. Etna proud.

Cap’n Nemo’s Flaming Carnival
By: Neil Verplank
Awarded $2500
Do you like games? Do you like fire? Then Capn Nemo’s Flaming Carnival is where you should be! Skeeball of Fire! High Striker of Doom! Loki the evil fire-clown! What are you waiting for – get over here! Push the button!

Infinity Room
By Reflective Fire
Awarded: $560
The Infinity Room: Floor, walls, ceiling and doors each creating a series of smaller and smaller reflections that recede into an infinite distance. Do you think you can successfully navigate the maze of eye-safe lasers?

Unicorn Subconscious
By The Freudicorns?
Awarded: $1000
Imagine, if you will, the most majestic and mythical of creatures: The Unicorn. But what, then, is found within the Unicorn’s imagination? We want to provide an opportunity to be inside the beautiful beast’s brain, to sit and speak and sleep within its subconscious.

Jurassic Mushroom Garden
By Spore Loards
Awarded:$2,129.88
Expanding on the Mushroom Garden from last year for further explorations into interaction with one’s environment.

SGC Art Torches
By SGC Fire Techs
Awarded; $250
Beautifying the SGC entrance with wonders of metal and fire!

Hell Blazer
By Kate Tanos
Awarded: $213.20
Step right up all of you large and small to test your strength and win some fire!

Synesthesia
By Patrick Locke / Tim Dean
Awarded: $440
Color synesthesia is an experience where people associate colors with numbers, letters, even sound. It gives rise to intangible feelings like “this song is yellow, or “6 is a purple number.” This year The Moofi Habitat will explore this phenomenon by connecting our lighting and audio to the various ways inhabitants interact with our space.

Previous Lakes of Fire Art Grant Recipients

2015:

Photon Stimulator
Burnhouse Square
Snatch-N-Balls
Contemplation
The Insecurities Incinerator
WormHo – Wonderland
Solar Sails
Entropy 2031
Altar of Divine Union
Large Hue Collider
Conejo Estupida Hija De Puta
The Fountain
Jurassic Mushroom Garden
Talepipe communticator
The Fort
Capn Nemo’s Flaming Carnival