2020 – Texas Burner Love


Texas Burner Love


I will be making a framed out sign that will include our regional logo with the Texas flag and Texas burning man symbol inserted into the oval’ish frame made both from wood for the flag and sheet aluminum for the man. The frame is about 10 feet wide by 4 feet tall and is made of sheet aluminum so will be very light. I will be using LED strips to light down onto the art piece from within the box that will either be connected to a battery or nearby power source (hopefully near Greeters which is where I’m hoping it can be placed). This is a piece that I plan to bring out every year and something that I hope will become part of the FS infrastructure for the foreseeable future.

Will it need power?


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

LED’s can be run off of deep cycle battery for hours. If it is close to infrastructure for FS it would help to have it plugged in through a more stable source location permitting.

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?)


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.

I will be requesting the full $575 only because I would like to make it with lasting materials which will be pricey.
2 Sheets 3/4″ Plywood – $60
High Grade LED Strips -$60
Framed art box – $100
Paint – $50
Mobile Stand materials – $80
2 Deep Cycle Batteries (mobile power source) – $200

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?

I already have the frame built out and LED lights installed and will be installing both the backdrop upon which the emblem is both painted and cut into within the first week of March. I plan on bringing it to Flipside hopefully during early entry on that first Weds. before the actual start of the burn weekend. I will be removing it along with my camp gear that Monday upon leaving.

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.

Art from Recycled metal(?)

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?