YAY, FLG making NEW ART for Burning Man 2013!

image: Jake Bjeldanes

image: Jake Bjeldanes

We are very happy to learn that our 2013 Burning Man submission was accepted! Xylophage will be the latest addition to our metal menagerie. The sculpture is a scene of destruction and rebirth, centered around an enormous tree stump, a flush of mushrooms growing from its decaying form. Models are being finished right now, so we can play with layout and positioning. Parabolas are being calculated for mushroom caps, focusing sound, playing with Doppler effects and eccentric rotation… all while showcasing our metal fabrication skills, lighting techniques, and **wooo** new fire effects!

Check out our new piece of pretty here: Xylophage

Things are about to get familiarly BUSY around the metal shop… !

FLG interviewed on Ignite.Me!

FLG got interviewed on Ignite.Me!

Ignite Me is an inspirational blog featuring groundbreaking artists — visual, audio and otherwise — and their terrific projects and creations. FLG is humbled to be featured on their site, with an interview with one of our founders, Pouneh Mortazavi. Have a look at some money shots of our sculptures in action, and read Pouneh’s accounts of the fuels we use, how we fund our work, and what it feels like to see the finished product!

*NEW* 2013 Flaming Lotus wall calendars!

By popular demand, we have JUST released a brand-new 2013 calendar. This 2-sided, full color poster features Soma on the Jan-June side, and Tympani Lambada on the July-Dec side. And our new calendar is about the same size as our 2011-2012 version — you’ve already got a perfect space on your wall for it!

Soma going full tilt; Tympani’s Cochlea shooting a pillar of fire up your wall.

We’re gearing up for a full year of creating some amazing work. Just last night we were in the shop experimenting with ways to manipulate fire into shapes and patterns that physics would surely take issue with. We’re still developing and fine-tuning the ideas for our next big piece, and we’re negotiating where to bring our art next.

Support us in sharing our work, AND gussy your wall up!

Buy 1 FLG Calendar for $10:

Or do yourself and friends a favor and buy 6 FLG calendars 6 for $50:


We appreciate your support, and we can’t wait to announce what’s coming next!

The Next Big (Art) Thing


Serpent Mother Vertebrae
Photo by Jess Hobbs

The girls who brought you Serpent Mother, Soma, Angel of the Apocalypse, and Tympani Lambada are back in the shop brainstorming their next sculpture. We’re in the earliest stages of creation and no one knows yet what shape the new entity will take. We’re thinking about what makes an FLG sculpture an FLG sculpture and what essences we want to convey in the new piece. We’re discussing materials, metals, shapes, colors, sound…and of course fire! 

We’re going to keep hashing out these ideas, drawing on inspiration from the past as well as dreams of things we’ve never done before. Our goal is to compile a list of one hundred ideas and once we’ve amassed that stockpile, we’ll start culling it back down to a few ideas that speak to our hearts and minds and will inspire us to create a piece that will impart that feeling to our audience.

Myths, creatures, forests, fractals, galaxies, aquariums, geometry, these are a few of the ideas swirling around.

Alchemy of ideas and metal and fire, a crucible for inspiration. What will it be? We won’t know for a couple months, but once we do we’ll let you know. Watch it unfold throughout 2013.


Tympani Lambada at Burning Man 2011
Photo by Caroline Miller