Saturday 28 March 2020
Listrikki Barcode Art, As A Form of Art, Artist: Listrikki, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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Young Grasshopper stood against a chain link fence and held up hands as if to shove away anyone that approached. A scan of the barcode brought you to an Instagram page that showed the grasshopper talking. A mannequin dressed as a Cash Cow naturally wore a cow head. A scan of the barcode would show the Cash Cow singing. A mannequin sat in a chair against a red wall. That mannequin had a pig head and when the barcode was scanned you were taken to an Instagram page that showed the pig talking. A sign on the asphalt surface showed a barcode. Below that barcode were the words, "Scan Me And Watch Young Grasshopper Come Alive."

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Friday 27 March 2020
Burning Man, As A Form of Art, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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The legs, like the arms, were created by bending thin strips of wood over a central core. Notice that this burning man statue lacked hands. The torso of the burning man statue was created from hoops of wood. The arms were created by bending thin strips of wood over a central core. A tall man made of wood stood near the entrance to the 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party. This man was constructed to resemble the man burned at the actual Burning Man event. The head of the burning man statue was created using a wooden lattice covered in paper. That technique caused the head to resemble a shoji screen.

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Thursday 26 March 2020
"What's Your Inner Sun?", Artist: Ron Moore, As A Form of Art, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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A large metal sphere was created using a mixture of pentagons and hexagons. The faces were covered with many rusty, welded-together hands. A hand-painted, cardboard sign was wrap-tied to a metal barricade. That sign read, "The Inner Sun.org, What's your Inner Sun?" Another section of the sphere had answers such as: "Nature and the Elements," and "Love," and "The Moment Is Exactly What It Needs To Be." Answers to the question, "What's your Inner Sun?" varied. One read, "People." Whereas another read, "My teenager daughter and her happiness." There were even a few written in idiographic languages.

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Wednesday 25 March 2020
Watercolor Metamorphoses, Artist: Edi Hsu, As A Form of Art, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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A closer view of one of the paintings. This painting showed a temple at 2019 Burning Man lit from inside at night. A painting showed the Man of Burning Man burning in the desert. A closer look at one of the paintings. This showed people gathered around an exhibit at the 2019 Burning Man event. One sheet at the far left was covered in small images. That was followed by three large paintings on three separate sheets, each showing a different scene from Burning Man 2010. Another sign read: "Soul Journal, Watercolors Painted from Life [Large Scale Prints] www.edihysu, @edihsu."

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Tuesday 24 March 2020
Game Train, As A Form of Art, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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The game train was constructed and decorated in such a way as to attract game players. Two more video game characters decorated the overhang above the front cab. An angry gorilla was about to hurl a barrel at a much smaller man. The game train was a multi-car vehical housing full size video games for attendees to play. The train was parked alongside a chain link fence at the 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party. The smile on the front of the train made it appear friendly. Figures from video games decorated the front cab of the game train. One of them said, "@!#?@!."

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Monday 23 March 2020
"Pangaea", As A Form of Art, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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Another sign was attached to an A-frame. At the top of the A-frame was the head of a dinosaur. The sign itself read: "Something Else." Two fair attendees worked together to attach a neck to a tall animal just then being constructed. By the end of the fair, the booth was surrounded by dozens of animals. An animal created from scraps of wood stood next to the booth. It had tooth shapes on its tail and neck. The pieces of wood were attached to each other using a hammer and nails. That same animal was here viewed from its back looking out at the grounds of the 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party.

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Sunday 22 March 2020
"Bee Or Not To Bee", As A Form of Art, Artists: Mr. And Mrs Ferguson, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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A huge stature of a bee was on display at the Burning Man Decompression Party in San Francisco. A white metal frame anchored the feet together on the asphalt surface. A sign on a stand next to the bee listed all the people that contributed to its construction. A side view of the bee. Notice how transparent its wings were. The bee as it looked when darkness began to fall. The bee viewed head on with the Decompression Party spread out behind it. The bee at night surrounded by happy fair attendees. The bee was lit by a single bulb. Notice how some of the attendees wore costumes that were also lit. A closer view of the bee's head. Notice how all the hairs were created from synthetic fibers.

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Saturday 21 March 2020
Giant Egg, As A Form of Art, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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Human figures decorated the trunk of a tree that rose in the center of the giant egg. Flowers were painted in the inside walls of the egg. A giant metal egg stood at the Burning Man Decompression Party. The egg had windows so that visitors could gaze inside at the art on display. A female mannequin sat inside the egg. She was decorated with paint and sequins and chains. Around her stood abstract mushrooms.

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Friday 20 March 2020
Cash Register Art, As A Form of Art, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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The cash register appeared heavy and needed to be supported on black steel legs. The buttons on the cash register appeared to be from an automobile repair shop. Notice that the highest amount that could be entered was $99.99. The cash register was set up and lit. A cash register was set up as a work of art. The artist was bent and hooking up power inside it. A hand written sign was posted on the cash register. It read, "Push The Buttons!" Depending on which combination of buttons were pushed, the cash register became a juke box and played the selected song.

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Thursday 19 March 2020
Boat, As A Form of Art Car, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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A car in the guise of a sailboat was on display at the 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party. Called the, "Ho Ho Harvey," it had fake water riveted to its side. Attached to its front was an oversized car bumper with a small sign describing the origin of the boat: These metal art sculptures are from repurposed learning projects made in the Vocational Machine shop by the studentprisoners @ San Quentin State Prison

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Wednesday 18 March 2020
Smiley Face, As A Form of Art Car, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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The Smiley Face art car was really a trailer pulled by a truck. It also doubled as a dance stage. The name Smiley Face was derived from the presence of a smiley face flag on its side.

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Tuesday 17 March 2020
Airplane, As A Form of Art Car, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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An art car in the guise of an airplane was parked by a chain link fence. It had a propeller in front and an image of a woman on its side with the word, "Whooha1." The wings were laid atop the car, giving it an unfinished look.

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Monday 16 March 2020
Rocket, As A Form of Art Car, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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A car shaped like a rocket was parked near to a chain link fence. The rocket had three stabilizing fins at the back and four wheels on the ground. It appeared to be a made by stretching fabric over a wire frame. A hinge allowed the nose cone to swing open for boarding.

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Sunday 15 March 2020
Out Of Band III, As A Form of Art Car, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

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Words on the side of the art car read, "Out Of Band III." There were also many stickers: "Don't Worry,That Noise Is Normal." "Warning Parts May Fall Off." and "Warning, Invisible Dragon In Back Seat." The "Out Of Band III" art car was created from parts of a helicopter and pieces of airplanes. It was behind a barricade so that it could be admired but not touched. It did evoke a sense of wickedness.

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