Alien Seed – a 36 inch by 48 inch art poster. It was made as part of the Carnival Of Space & Time installation for Eridu Society at Burning Man in 2015. The event’s theme that year was Carnival Of Mirrors. We wanted to play on that, and subsequently decided to use it for our own art theme. Eridu Society often works elements of steampunk and time travel into its installations. The premise was that members of the camp had traveled to future Burning Man events. Then we brought back the art theme posters to delight and inspire. Click here to check out art theme posters current and past.
With this poster, I wanted to explore the idea that Black Rock City would not just get bigger. It would also go on to colonize other worlds and share art and ideas throughout the universe. As a result the city became a spaceship. Alien Seed became Black Rock City realized on a galactic scale. We moved the plazas that exist in today’s desert city to the edges, so that they could be dispersed like pods to colonize worlds. I was art director on the Alien Seed, Pani and I collaborated on this particular piece.