Inside the Mind of daVinci
- Architecture & Design
- Crafts & Traditional Arts
- Visual Arts
Inside the Mind of daVinci project is a larger than life collaboration sculpture between Reno artists Mischell Riley aka Phoenix Rising and Colin O'Bryan aka Wrecking House for Burning Man, 2016.
Inside the Minde of daVinci is being built at The Generator in Sparks, Nevada.
After the theme for Burning Man 2016 was announced Phoenix Rising knew that this was her year to bring her passion of fine sculptured art to Black Rock City.
Here is the $240 cement maquette.
Inside the Mind of daVinci is a larger than life sculpture head of Leonardo daVinci emerging from the desert mostly buried in the earth from our Renaissance past.
In a dust storm you stumble upon it and are awed by its presence.
Walking around the large 10' tall x 23' long sculpture you will enter Inside The Mind of daVinci.
The back of the head is cut out into two archways allowing entrance into the hollowed out interior of the piece.
The brain area is open to reveal kinetic sculptures made from light, steel, glass, and wood all passionately inspired by daVinci!
The interior will have etched into the surface Leonardo's sketches and writings.
Here is the partial metal armature.
Illuminated by the sun, you'll experience geometric shapes that cast colors of blue, red and yellow creating a pleasantly unique atmosphere with beautiful colored shadows.
Inside daVinci's mind you'll discover a resting area where cement balls can be sat on or can be pushed and rolled leaving written words in the playa.
It is a community spot for gathering and sharing artistic and inventive ideas. We want to not only show you what was in the mind of daVinci we ask you to tell us what has inspired you by daVinci.
Inside the Mind of daVinci consists of concrete, bronze, recycled glass and metal.
Rental fees: $500.
Perk Costs: $1500
Your donations via Hatchfund are tax deductible!
Note: Hatchfund is a non-profit supporting artists. In order to operate they require an additional 10% on top of your donation amount. So $50 will actually cost you $55. BUT the entire $55 or any amount you donate to this project is entirely tax deductible.
Thank you for supporting our project and helping us to build our art!