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26

Jul
 

As we enter the home stretch, it occurs to me that the Merry Marauder is the culmination of all of the skills we’ve developed over 15 years of Burning Man art projects. It’s basically a mobile theme camp the size of a futon. The electronics and soldering skills from many el-wire projects will be used to wire and inlay 100’+ of sound reactive color changing LED lights. From the many hand made costumes, hats, and sewing projects is coming beautiful upholstery and pillows for the all the seating areas. The last 10 years of DJing and sound camps will be reflected in the kicking sound system and some funky playlists. The graphic software skills learned to make patches, pins, and stickers were used to layout the vision of the car, and design all the fundraising swag. Years of wandering thrift stores, dumpster diving, and creative repurposing has led to a pile of vintage touches that will be seen all around the Marauder. And then, of course, there is the community. So far, more than 20 people from all around the country have volunteered their time – each lending their unique skills or tastes to make this small car happen – everything done with enthusiasm, with humor, and with beautiful little artistic flourishes. I love my friends. I don’t know what I’d do without them. Thanks!

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One Response to “Thoughts”

  1. Rebecca says:

    Is this what the home stretch looks like? Woo hoo!

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