Burning Mensch — the Angel Feathers at the JCC!


photo by Carolyn W

FLG brought some flame down to the first-ever Burning Mensch at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto. Our modular Feathers, part of the Angel of the Apocalypse sculpture, made a nice centerpiece at this fun community event.

Mensch (מענטש) is a Yiddish word that means “a person of integrity and honor.” These principles provide some guidance for being a selfless person, and always doing the considerate and decent thing. In the spirit of perpetual improvement, no Mensch possesses every good quality, but they spend their life working towards them. We could all stand to follow the philosophy of Mentshkeit!


photo by Wess Jess


Burning Mensch was a mellow, fun event featuring live music, circle dances, a silent disco and  of smiles and love for the Feathers. There were lots of families and kids in a warm, friendly atmosphere, and as always, we love to bring our art to different communities and events.


photo by Brian B

Huge props to our crew who worked so hard to get the Feathers in good working order in time for this gig: Carolyn, Tom, Steve, Andrea, Dave, Carlos, Christa, West Jess, Robin, Marisa, Cynthia, Kathy, and Dan!


photo by Brian B

Support Le Attrata

Friends, if you like skilled metal sculpture, compressed fuels, combustion, cracking sounds, and brilliant colors — and we bet you do if you’re reading this blog — then there is a project you need to know about. Le Attrata is a mixed media sculpture of three giant moths, whose flame effects will each be propelled by their own turbine engines; each one will have its own unique sound.

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rendered by Jake Bjeldenes

This piece is going to be really impressive, even from far away. Up close, it’s going to be something closer to pupil-enlarging and sci-fi-terrifying, and we cannot wait to see it completed.

This is an elite crew of top-level fabricators, electron-whispering geeks, kinetic day-dreamers and mechanical geniuses and they have a few days left for their Kickstarter. (Also, they have some really nice higher-level pledge gifts.) Help us push them beyond their goal so we can all enjoy this insane creation!

Support this Kickstarter!

Pulse Kickstarter is LIVE

It is with great excitement that we publicly announce our Kickstarter push for Pulse, which is already garnering a LOT of love and attention. We are rocketing towards our goal and we have some really cool rewards for our backers. Get in on these before they sell out!


When you support the Flaming Lotus Girls, you contribute to a powerful and inspirational group that creates a special environment for skill and leadership development, and ultimately makes some really amazing art. We are deeply grateful for any support you can contribute.

June 4: Retro Rendezvous

FLG invites you to join us for an amazing evening:


Retro Rendezvous is an all-night interactive art and music experience and fundraiser to support Flaming Lotus Girls, Arborealis, Laser Native and Icarus. This event, happening at The Sound Factory on June 4, includes large scale art installations, live performances, music from EINMUSIK, DAVI, and local SF talent, and a fashion show by FAYMUS — a combination of adventures guaranteed to create a night you’ll never forget.

We are SO excited to announce that we’re featuring a PRE-PLAYA PREVIEW of our newest piece, PULSE!

RSVP and grab your tickets now before prices go up!


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