THANK YOU, LARRY HARVEY. Thank you for following through with an idea to build a man out of driftwood and burn him out at Baker Beach during the summer solstice of 1986. And thank you for rolling with that idea as it became Burning Man and got bigger and bigger and grew and changed in the thirty-two years since. Burning Man is the Weirdo Convention. Burning Man is my Weirdo Convention. Going out to the […]
For six months this year, I thought of nothing else except The Temple Of The Inner Bitch . . . The early days I did drawings and designed, built cardboard mock-ups, learned CAD software and got really good at sourcing strange, exotic materials. I even dreamed about the Temple in my sleep. Then came the hard, hot physical work in the dead of New Orleans summer – puttying, hand-sanding, primering, painting . . . designing […]
How does one transform themselves? It’s not an easy thing to do. The modern world demands that we be the masters of transforming ourselves. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before age forty, and this number is projected to grow. Forrester Research predicts that today’s youngest workers will hold twelve to fifteen jobs in their lifetime.
But I’m not just talking about jobs. The need to constantly transform ourselves across all areas of life […]
I’ve never made any kind of art this big before. When I got the acceptance email for The Temple Of The Inner Bitch shrine back in March of this year, I was immediately nauseous – and the feeling didn’t break for almost a week. Then I realized the nausea was FEAR and that I needed to re-frame that fear if I wanted my project to be successful. So every single time my stomach lurched, (which […]
I’ve had an idea about building The Temple Of The Inner Bitch for about a decade now. It would be a place where you can come and worship, celebrate, meditate and contemplate Your Inner Bitch, whatever that means to you. Of course, I wanted to build this as an art piece and take it Burning Man, the yearly arts festival in the Nevada desert. Well guess what, Bitches?!