Playing with fire: Burning Man Festival 2009 kicks off in the Nevada desert
The art theme for 2009 is “Evolution” and proposes the questions of "what are we as human beings, where have we come from, and how may we adapt to meet an ever-changing world?"
What I think : I really love this image, the heavy makeup on a man and the blue lipstick, with the candle wax dripping down his face is brilliant. It's not natural which is why its so fascinating. The layout of the candles seem to form the appearance of a castle or boat, the white of the candles contrast against the skin tone of his face. It looks classy and makes me imagine so many possible concepts which would match. To me the concept that it has of evolution is hard to match with the appearance of the image. I like the concept it is not obvious and makes me think further about this suggested issue. The candles on his jacket reminds me of snow.
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