For four years, Choose ART, the Burning Man installation I created with Philip “MacGyver” Wilson, languished in storage. His death left me unsure if I could handle the piece — it was heavy, as well as complicated to set up.
I decided to take a chance, because so many artists had put so much effort into it. With the help of a generous art grant from Burnt Oranges in Florida, I purchased a trailer and towed it over 3000 miles across the country.
In 2016, the piece was displayed at AfterBurn in Lakeland, Florida, with the original 16 pieces of art, music, and spoken word. Another grant, from Florida en Fuego, made it possible to replace the artwork and audio and take the piece to Monticello, Florida, for Incandescence.
Here are some photos showing the evolution of Choose ART.