The road to putting our work in the heart of Toronto was not an easy one. We had many hoops to jump through. And at many points we weren’t sure it was going to happen. But as said many times before “Never Tell a Flaming Lotus Girl No. ” We are just stubborn enough to try and convince you, that yes, you should let us set fire to a large bird in front of City Hall and let people interact with it. This time we had a few friends and staff from the City of Toronto and Superior Propane helping us with the convincing. We would not have been able to pull this installation off without their help and stubbornness! FLG are lucky to have the support we do. Making fire happen in Toronto took a community of savvy visionaries to pull off this feat.
As evidence, of our Toronto triumph posted is a picture of Mills and Marvin, the TSSA agent who wasn’t sure about us at first, but in the end also helped make this happen.
After the TSSA approval we were finally able to open the display to the public. The opening night was wonderful and we were joined by Dave X and Propaniac, who were in town for a Flame Effects for the Artist class. As an added cheery on top Friday evening ended with a spectacular fireworks display by Circus Orange. Even Dave X enjoyed it and he is picky about his fireworks!
Many thanks and kisses to the City Staff who helped, especially, Matt, Kerri and Julian, Reg and Rob from Superior Propane, Jim Roberts who helped translate for the TSSA, and Dominic from Process Instruments for getting us valves at the last minute!
We will catch you up with more pictures later tonight.
love and kisses,
Your Flaming Lotus Girls
Posted by Flaming Lotus Girls on February 2, 2010
i’ve been trolling the flickr and youtube waves for shots from last night’s opening of the Angel in Toronto, and there are some amazing shots of her. Check out these amazing shots here and here. And for some firework/Angel action, here’s a bit of youtube for you from Timothy:
Posted by Flaming Lotus Girls on January 30, 2010
we did it! it certainly wasn’t easy, but the flaming lotus girls have successfully forged the way for fire art in Canada with the Angel of the Apocalypse in Toronto. She’s made the news here and here. a video of the fire test was discovered in the twittersphere. thanks, @urbaitel for the great footage!
as a wise FLG remarked, “Just a reminder don’t EVER tell Flaming Lotus Girls they can’t do something. They will prove you wrong every time.”
indeed. here’s to world domination, kitties:)
UPDATE (1:15 pm)
a video teaser of tonight’s opening at WinterCity (with a glimpse of the kitties in toronto and veeerrrrryy short bursts of fire from us!)
Posted by Flaming Lotus Girls on January 29, 2010
this week our very own talented and lovely Denise Hill was interviewed by another talented and lovely woman – Molly Hale, the blog master over at www.typicalgirls.com. it’s a great interview! Click here to check it out.
thanks for the love, molly!
Posted by Flaming Lotus Girls on January 26, 2010