Damn right, pink fire.

The Serpent Mother hasn’t made a local appearance since the Fire Arts Festival in 2007. We had her out of her box this past weekend, to celebrate the marriage of ultra rockstar FLG members Ray and Diane.

We fired up her methanol-shooting egg for two gorgeous performances. It was loud, hot, and spectacular.


photo by Jess Wolfe Taylor.


photo by Jess Wolfe Taylor.


photo by Jess Wolfe Taylor.

You wanna see this in person? Hell yeah you do. Saturday the 18th at NIMBY. Get your tickets here.

Marco Cochrane, live-sculpting at our fundraiser!

We have a VERY special opportunity happening at our fundraiser! Marco Cochrane, creator of the jaw-dropping sculptures “Bliss Dance” and “Truth Is Beauty,” will be there to exhibit his masterful skills!

Bliss Dance! photo by Jon Evans. http://www.jonevans.net

Ben Canales TIB

Truth is Beauty. photo by Ben Canales. http://www.thestartrail.com/

Marco is doing a live-sculpting during our Interactive Arts Happy Hour. This is an amazing opportunity to see a 2 hour version of Marco’s creative process, and YOU could be his subject!
Here’s how it works: enter our donation drawing for a chance to model for Marco at our fundraiser. If you win, you’ll be sculpted during the Happy Hour! After the event, you’ll receive a plaster cast of the portrait bust! (If you’re not interested in modeling, or cannot attend the event, you can select someone else to pose, or we can choose for you.)
We are offering 500 tickets and are accepting voluntary donations of $12 each for an opportunity of a lifetime — get your tickets here while they last:

Serpent Mother build at NIMBY!

This weekend we started building up the Serpent Mother for our fundraiser party. Look how much fun we get to have when we build our Snakey!!


Sterling working a pipe wrench! photo by Mills

under vertebrae

Attaching some vertebrae sections. photo by Mills.

snake entirety

Here you can see all the red accumulator tanks in each vertebrae section. When we’re done plumbing and wiring, we’ll out the other half of the vertebrae on to hide them. photo by Mills.


Rows and rows of hose. photo by Mills.

Steve, Mrgt, Diane

Margaret, Joshy, Steve and Diane working on pipe attachments. photo by Mills.

Crystin & Steve H

Crystin and Steve bringing the snake together. photo by Mills.

Steampunk Masquerade Promenade, Saturday April 18th!

We are VERY excited to announce a huge upcoming party…
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Along with Airpusher and NIMBY, we present the 3rd Annual Steampunk Masquerade Promenade, on Saturday, April 18! It’s a fundraiser for all three groups, and everything we earn will go towards making more awesome art for everyone to enjoy, on and off the Playa. And of course, for a party this big, we’re bringing out the Serpent Mother, our 168′ long sculpture of a skeletal serpent. Come see her spit fire from her powerful hydraulic jaws, and out of every vertebrae, while you dance yourself silly between SIX different stages of music and live performance. This party is gonna be HUGE!

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