DAN SULLIVAN | Catacomb of Veils
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Catacomb of Veils

Delayed post from @burningman, from a shoot I did for @natgeotravel. A dust storm engulfs the #CatacombofVeils (two giant pyramids!) by @dansullivan__ and crew, perhaps the largest structure at Burning Man this year. "Extending over an area of 220 feet across and covering nearly 19,000 square feet of the desert ground, Catacomb of Veils rises to 60 feet in elevation like a rocky outcropping of the Playa floor evoking Black Rock Point itself. Formally, it is two pyramids are connected by a path that winds up on the Eastern Pyramid of the Catacomb (see limber on R). From this vantage point, participants can begin their descent inward. Hints of ancient relics adorn the walls, as shafts of light illuminate effigies and offerings. The journey culminates in an inner sanctum?—?a Sanctum of Veils?—?a confluence of concealment, revelation and realms beyond our own, a subtle reminder of the questions of life." (FracturedAtlas)

A photo posted by Aaron Huey (@argonautphoto) on

Date

2016/09/14

Category

Art, Burning Man, Installation, Temporary