The most wild and incredible art at Burning Man 2017

This year’s Burning Man  —  the wild, nine-daylong annual festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert —  started on August 27.

Tens of thousands of people ventured to the desert for the festival, known for its brutal sandstormsapocalyptic fashion, and massive, eclectic art installations created by attendees.

The theme for this year’s artwork is “Radical Ritual,” and participants can interpret it however they want.

Take a look at some of the best art from Burning Man 2017 so far.

'Angel Queen' by Randy Polumbo

'Angel Queen is half portal to another dimension and half particle accelerator for the human senses and energy. Over a hundred thousand tiny crystals, reflective glass beads, and hand silvered glass pieces work with a techno-organic jungle of vines and blown glass flowers to create an immersive environment that augments and alters visions of reality out through the glass control tower and interactions between Participants inside the cockpit or meandering through the sparkling galaxy below.'

'Black Rock Observatory' by Kevin Bond

'The Black Rock Observatory opens the door for people to a new or renewed love of science. Our main telescope is a Dobsonian with a 20″ mirror, larger than many permanent public observatories.'

'Deep Playa Dumplings' by the Catmandu collective

Deep Playa Dumplings is a larger than life Chinese food takeout box. A simple icon of something that brings joy and comfort to so many. If you're lucky, stumbling past this art piece at the right time, you may find it serving actual Chinese food!

'Cymantix' by Camp Shakin Bacon

Camp Shakin Bacon

'Cymantix is a sensory experience contained in an equilateral structure that showcases the experimental play of frequency and light through sound, LED's and lasers.'

'La Victrola' by La Victrola Society

'La Victrola is a 30-foot tall wood and steel sculpture celebrating the music of a bygone era. Built by a community of volunteer artists at American Steel Studios in Oakland California, its period details, musical curation, and live performances stand as organic counterpoints to modern digital culture.'

'The Flower Tower' by Kevin Clark

'The Flower Tower is a 70-foot tall metal structure ornately decorated by thousands of painted metal flowers, some of which will blow fire.'

'XOXO' by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg

'Letters written for generations are often signed with XOXO, signifying the sender is sharing hugs and kisses. This Monumental Word sculpture is Laura and Jeff's love letter to the playa, and the thousands of burners who together make the event the most spectacular experience on the planet.'

'The Gummy Bear Mandala Pyramid' by DiCapria


'This is a 12-foot tall tall, 4-sided pyramid made out of over 100,000 hand-cast gummy bears, acrylic, and metal.'

'1:44 Turquoise Portal v.2' by Trans Portals

Trans Portals

'The 1:44 Turquoise Portal v.2 is a 6m diameter, 5m high interior space for groups of people to interact. It is painted a range of turquoise colours to activate the higher heart chakra.'

'Bloom' by Peter Hazel

Peter Hazel

'From a distance, this piece will look like a single large creature, but upon arriving one will realise it is comprised of thousands of smaller jellyfish, swimming in a sea of tentacles and lights.

This piece is interactive and climbable with a large viewing platform in the 'belly of the jelly,' thirty feet in the air, where one can look out on the playa, viewing art and Burning Man from a bird's eye view. '

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