“Lattice of the Mystics” at Freeform Arts Fest

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Did you go to Burning Man this month!? A similar event, the Freeform Arts Festival, happened in June and one of our customers, Ashley Kennedy, purchased some bendable plywood that we diverted from landfill to make a large sculpture! The piece was burned at the event during a performative and reflective portion of the evening.

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The sculpture, based off of the "playa-tech" furniture designs, was a slotted design which stored flat and allowed for a tool-less, quick assembly. It was entitled "Lattice of the Mystics." The artist commented on the making of the large-scale piece:

"In our industry we try to communicate as many ideas as possible in the simplest of forms, so I decided to revert to a time before the phonetic alphabet. I did a lot of research on different types of cultures and symbols, and was drawn towards that of the Nordic. I used influence from about 10 different Nordic symbols to form the aesthetics, so the figure itself represents meanings such as light, strength, protection, energy, courage, gift, home, etc."

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"The burning of the piece is performed to represent impermanence. I wanted to make something larger than myself in both physical and spiritual manner, which in a bigger picture reflected existence as a whole"

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This sculpture was partially funded through a Freeform Arts grant which helped fund the materials used in the project.

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