2023 Art Installations

All artworks in these listings will be presented by these artists on the open playa in Black Rock City. Honoraria Art H has been awarded a grant by Burning Man Project. Registered Art includes all other projects that have registered for placement on the open playa in BRC. You can learn more about the BRC Art program here.

2023 Art Search for "Burden"

Burden of The Beast

by: Walker Babington
from: New Orleans, LA
year: 2023

“Burden of The Beast,” is a fantastical folk art sculpture depicting a bison with a house at its torso. It symbolizes the task of relocating one’s intrinsic understanding of ‘home.’

Both the bison & the house are made with materials from New Orleans structures which have been destroyed by climate disasters, as though the pieces of a fallen home had the sentience and will to collect what could be salvaged, stand up, and head toward higher ground.