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Serpent Mother: Oakland, April 18th

What’s 168 feet long, emits glorious propane fire down her spine and coming out to play at NIMBY in Oakland on April 18th? The Flaming Lotus Girls spectacular Serpent Mother! It’s been two years since her last appearance and she is coming back to star in a monumental celebration, The Steampunk Masquerade Promenade.

We are incredibly excited to have teamed up with Airpusher Collective and NIMBY to bring you a night of art, fire, and an incredible line up of DJs and performers. This will be one of the greatest fundraisers we’ve ever participated in and you don’t want to miss it! Join us for a journey you will not forget. The evening kicks off with a Arts Interactive Happy Hour and Silent Auction from 7PM – 10PM. Enjoy happy hour drinks while watching the creator of Bliss Dance, Marco Cochrane, sculpt live, bid on art from Flaming Lotus Girls and other amazing artists, and watch a special performance on the main stage.

The Serpent Mother will be lighting up the night alongside other beautiful art pieces while you dance your tails off to our epic line up. Slync and Timothy Wisdom headline the event but we’ve got six stages for you all packed with an incredible crew of DJs from Airpusher Collective, Space Cowboys, Dusty Rhino and on and on! To top it off we’ve got a mob of art cars including Janky Barge, Garage Mahal, UNAVERZ and more. We’re giving you all the things! The proceeds of this event help fund more amazing art by the Flaming Lotus Girls so get your tickets and get ready to party with us!


Soma at Pier 14!

FLG’s Soma is installed at Pier 14 for a year! Come and visit our shiny piece of pretty in San Francisco. Soma is especially spectacular after sunset, when the lights come on. Look for the buttons to push to interact with the sculpture and be a part of the art. 

Soma translates the anatomy of neurons into metal, fire and light, magnifying the microscopic world to an epic scale — while beautifully demonstrating the conjunction of biotech, technology and art that so defines life in the Bay Area.

Soma, Definition: A soma is the cell body of a neuron, which consists of branching dendrites projecting away at different angles, and an axon, which conducts the nerve signal electrochemically to its neighboring cell.

In this urban installation, Soma features interactive LED lights to create a spectacular daytime and nighttime experience. The LED units, capable of producing 1.6 million colors, are individually controllable. The public is able to interact with Soma’s computer-controlled LED system directly by pushing buttons that activate a simulation of the trans-synaptic action.  The LEDs go on at sunset, every night.

28’ high x 40’, Soma, is made entirely of stainless steel and was originally created for the Burning Man event in 2009. This sculpture is a representation of two neurons connected by an axon bridge, using LEDs to represent the electrical impulses in the brain.

We are thrilled to finally be able to show one of our San Francisco-made sculptures in our hometown! 

Yay for Big Art in Public Places!