A coffee table book of meaningful gifts: stories and photos exploring the collecting, making, and gifting of jewelry at Burning Man.
For the past twenty years, Burning Man participants have created jewelry in celebration of their culture. This phenomenon has produced a collection that reflects the art, shared community values, theme camps, volunteer groups, organizational departments, and annual themes of the event. In a Leave-No-Trace event, where a city exists for one week and then disappears and the desert is restored to its pristine state, jewelry is the trace by which Burners continue to celebrate stories in making and gifting. This sought-after jewelry has great cache, is widely collected, and includes pendants, medallions, pins, earrings, and bracelets. Moreover, in accord with the Ten Principles of Burning Man; jewelry is gifted, not sold.
This book celebrates the creators of Burning Man; showcasing the breadth and depth of a diverse, beautiful jewelry collection that is comprised of brass castings, hand-fabrication, married metals, resin casting, ceramics, glass and precious metals smithing.
12×19 inches, 192 pages with images of many hundreds of pieces of jewelry.
Karen Christians – principle author
Christine Kirsten – editor
George Post – photographer