Our first big art installation took place at Burning Man in 2012. It was the Peace Wall. Many lessons were learned and much humility followed afterward. Like most first-time burning man art projects, it was a difficult installation which at moments we thought we would never finish. We did finally finish her on the playa and the rewards were life changing.
The Peace Wall was a half circle, 50ft diameter and 8ft tall LED wall. The walls will be constructed entirely of Multiwall Polycarbonate sheets, each 4 ft. wide and 8 ft. tall. On the ‘inside wall’, an original painting and design spanned the entire 80ft section. The Multiwall sheets were translucent and diffused light evenly to illuminate the artwork to create some amazing visual effects. The Peace Wall looked like a giant wall of changing colors.
This art project was built as a collaborative effort and the blood, sweat and tears of:
Abram Santa Cruz – Conceptual Lead Artist
Chris Armas – Helping Hand/Builder
Dylan Cummings – LED Technical Designer/Donating Contributor
Graham Trafford – Helping Hand/Builder
Jensen Oliver Moon – Helping Hand/Builder
Kari Jahner – Helping Hand/Builder/Donating Contributor
Keddins Etienne – DJ/Builder/Donating Contributor
Michelle Clancy – Hand/Builder/Donating Contributor
Mike Wong – Structural Engineer
Nina Quiros – Donating Contributor/Helping Hand
Shiloh Uhlir – Donating Contributor/Helping Hand
Todd Giles – Coordinating Technical Advisor
It couldn’t have been built without you guys. Much Love!!!