2020 – Siren’s Egg Choir


Siren’s Egg Choir


Siren’s Egg Choir is an 8’x13′ egg chair inspired by/contributing to Izzi Burns’ golden spiral collective project. The frame is constructed using a PlayaTech plywood frame. The exterior is sheathed in Aluminet and illuminated with LED lighting; the exterior also has the arms and head of the mythological siren. The interior is a foam-enclosed, lounge space with ambient sound/ambient music and a circular bench along the walls.

Will it need power?


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

I have a 2K, reduced-decibel Yamaha generator.

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).]

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?)

Eeyore of Liberty – An 11′ tall statue of liberty with Eeyore’s head; No Place Like Yo Place – A 12′ circle of concentric, freestanding mesh panels illuminated by color-changing lights; Champ Champ – A 12′ tall trophy encrusted with found objects; Yorick – A 10′ plywood geodesic calavera/sugar skull with an interior lounge space, ported to Burning Man after Flipside and burned. All project were successful. The calavera/sugar skull (Yorick) is most similar to this project.

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.

Up to $575. Estimated project cost is ~$1000.

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?

Now – Mar 15: refine design, model; Mar 16 – May 15: construction, test assembly; May 20 (Wed*) – site arrival and unload; May 21 (Thu) – assembly; May 25 (Mon*) disassembly and load out. *My Combustion Chamber membership provides arrive early/stay late privileges.

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.

If I had more FreeCAD mastery, I would design a workshop, but I’m certainly willing to help any individual with my limited parametric CAD experience.

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?