professional welder, Robin was Annie's primary collaborator in building
the Omphalos. Here he sits on the spot where, at night, the fire
Acolytes selected Petitioners from the audience and guided them in
their encounters with the Oracle.
During the ritual singers Kara and Jennie amplified the words of Petitioner
and Oracle for the benefit of the audience. Here they dance with the
sculpture's shadows at dusk, their shadows making the fabric behind
them briefly transparent.
Org requires that an experienced fire marshal be involved in any
playa art project involving elaborate fire. The Omphalos project
was fortunate to be gifted with Balou.
Jennie plays with the flags created by Annalisa and Alison this
year for the 'torchiers' Pepe Ozan created years ago for another
Jehanne and Raven at the gate to the labyrinth Alan built in front
of the Omphalos. This is Raven's second BM--he was conceived at BM
again in the foreground. Here we are preparing the long stretch
of fabric that encircled the Omphlalos Lantern space.
Sunday night, the Omphalos had lost its encircling veil. A neighboring
Dreamcatcher sculpture can be seen in the distance.
the foreground, another Dreamcatcher, which had spent the week as
the roof of Mahout's "Spirit Lair" space within Opera
Camp, awaits transportation to the Temple of Honor. It was placed
against the Temple and burned with it Sunday night.