2020 – Puff (the magic dragon)


Puff (the magic dragon)


Floating over the playa, Puff lights up the night

Will it need power?


If it will need power, what is your power plan?

I need to borrow a generator or request access to power please!!!

Does the piece incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is it climbable?


If it does incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is climbable what is your safety plan? [(Note: if flame effects are used, your project will be subject to inspection by the Burnable Art Lead, who has final say if your project will burn during the event).]

This pieces will NOT be climbable and all effects (at this time) do not involve actual fire, but smoke and mirrors (although if fire can be incorporated safely, I’m all for it!)

Have you completed any other large scale art projects? (In this media? Where and when? How did the project go? Do you have pictures or recordings?)

Yes! I have had 20+ years experience in the Austin art scene and have worked on a variety of productions, from music videos to large EDM festivals. I currently own and operate a multimedia production company in Austin Texas and have a variety of equipment and tools available to complete this construction and performance.

How much money do you need? (Up to $575) We are looking for a thorough itemized budget and the amount of grant money you are requesting.Please include a reasonably researched estimate of the cost of the materials you expect to need.

see attached

If you want to upload something for the budget you can do that here:


What is your timeline detailing the planning, creation, installment, and removal of your project?

1 day prior to setup, can tear-down on load-out. PVC will be attached with para-cord and designed to be assembled/disassembled.

Optional but encouraged: detailed drawings, CAD files/SketchUp documents, sketches, or other graphic illustrations of your creative concept.


We would like the artists to give community workshops outside of Flipside. Do you think you have a workshop idea that could be provided to the community? If so, please tell us what it is.

YES! I do 360 Photography and would love to do anything related to that! I’m also a balloon twister and a licensed drone pilot!

By applying for this grant you agree that if given the funds you plan to:

Work to compete your project by Flipside, Save and provide receipts of materials greater than or equal to grant amount by 07/25/20. If you do not provide this information you be disqualified from receiving a grant in the future., Complete a follow up report so we can learn

You may upload photos/recording of past projects here *You must have a Google account to do so.

We will be having the 2021 Ignition Philter fundraiser after the fall town hall (usually held in late September/ early October.) Would you be willing to bring the piece back for that event?


Have you received funding from any other entity or regional for this piece previously? If so, who and how much?

Yes – FZB – $800 – Mind Melt (Thank you FZB for funding my projectors!)