The Fire Birds of the Fifth Direction
The Fire Birds of the Fifth Direction will be four (4) sculptures
created to mark the four corners of the compass around the great circle
of the Man. The fifth direction concept involves the traditional directional
concept (NE, SE, NW & SW), mixed with the fifth direction, in this
case being the central axis – “The Man”. The center of the pentagonal
form of the city and center of the broken circle, held within will
honor/reflect the vertical direction of upward to the sky and downward
into the central core of the earth.
Each sculpture will stylistically reflect the four quadrants of the
earth and will depict the nature of mythological and culturally motivated
stylistic bird imagery such as the Quetzalcotal images of the Mayan
culture mixed with imagery of the Northwest American Indian and etc.
This project is intended to serve as congregation zone for the community
at large along with the C.O.R.E. project and stimulate Interactivity.
Interactivity is the key element of this art installation - Before
even reaching the Playa, Citizens will be invited to assist in the
off-site building of these beautiful collaborative creatures.
There will be five (5) workshop weekends scheduled in May, June and
July. This project will be built directly at these workshops where
we offer an open door to the community to join in and learn as we
teach the community welding, plasma cutting and metal working concepts.
These workshops will be starting over the next couple of weeks, so
get signed up today and get ready for the ride!
In addition to the five workshops we will be hosting a fundraiser
or two, so keep your eyes peeled and ears open, you never know what
we may do........