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Sky Above Me ~ Earth Below Me ~ Fire Within Me: AfterBurn 2017 Burnable Honoraria

Euphoria 2013 Cherokee Farms, GA – Photo: Matt Brooks, Used With Permission

Sky Above Me ~ Earth Below Me ~ Fire Within Me

I attended my first burn in 2013; Euphoria on Cherokee Farms in the nestled foothills of Georgia. As it was my first burn, I did not know what to expect. I went into the experience with no expectations of the experience that I later realized had changed my life. The effigy that year stood atop a hill as beacon. People laughed. They cried. They rested. Hammocks were hung and people slept under the stars. It was burn night. I could feel the energy rising as people formed a circle around the effigy. Men dressed in red and black robes entered the perimeter to light the art on fire that I had connected with on a deep spiritual and emotional level. A DJ began playing an impromptu music set that took control of the flames and made the fire dance. It moved me to tears. It is a moment I will never forget.

 

Euphoria 2013 Cherokee Farms, GA – Photo: Matt Brooks, Used With Permission

 

The AfterBurn: Restoration Burnable Honoraria

It’s our goal to support the building of an effigy and temple if there are those willing to come forward to build them. The hearts, souls, sweat, and tears of the artists will cast an energy on a these pieces of art that will have an impact on hundreds. People will connect with your art in an infinite number of ways. Whether it be by sharing a kiss by the lit effigy or letting go of regret or sadness as the temple blazes into the night sky. You have the power to create an epic moment for someone through a vision of something beautiful and magical that you have been dreaming of. I can only imagine the feeling of envisioning and then building a piece of art then lighting it on fire and watching as the flames dance in people’s eyes. To leave no trace of your vision except in the souls of hundreds would be an amazing everlasting feeling.

 

AfterBurn 2016, Maddox Ranch, Lakeland, Florida – Photo: Sam Gifford, Used With Permission

 

Project submissions will be considered up to $5000 for materials and associated costs. To have your individual or group design considered for AfterBurn: Restoration, register your project’s intentions at the form linked below for an immediate review and follow-up call. For questions, email board@burntoranges.org.

Jennifer Boyer,
Burner, Volunteer, Board Member

Project funding requests for Honoraria will close 9/15/2017 unless extensions are requested.

Your effigy will burn in 85 days.

https://goo.gl/forms/Hu88RmGZQzHQwbH82

Set your life on fire. Seek those that fan your flames
~Rumi