No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

photo: Arin Fiskin

The Flaming Lotus Girls are proud to be participating in the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery’s No Spectators: the Art of Burning Man exhibition, starting March 30th. While we’d love to have brought a big fiery sculpture to the nation’s capital, Washington just isn’t ready for that yet, so we’ve put together a lovely video featuring the ever iconic sculpture, the Serpent Mother. 

The Serpent Mother has been to Burning Man twice, debuting in 2006, and returning in 2015. Shes an international star, having shown in the Netherlands, Canada, and most recently, Australia. Her high degree of interactivity, immersive environment, and spectacular fire has made her a favorite for many. 

We’re excited to be included in the first showing of Burning Man art in the nations capital. Go check it out if you’re in Washington DC! 

Location: The Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC

When: March 30th 2018 – January 21st, 2019


Serpent Mother: Melbourne, Australia

We’re very pleased to announce that the Serpent Mother continues her efforts at world domination, with debut in Australia, at Melbourne’s White Night event, February 17th, 2018. 

Fresh from Canada, the Serpent is ready to travel south and across the globe,  and our dedicated crew is excited to bring her to a whole new audience. If you’re in Melbourne, be sure to come push our buttons! 

(photo: David Kotsibie)

December 9th: In the Red

World-renowned fire sculpture mavens, the Flaming Lotus Girls, announce an evening of art and revelry,  at SOMArts,  934 Brannan, in lovely San Francisco. 

Get your tickets online here! 

We’ll be celebrating and raising funds for NOETICA, our stainless steel sculpture which debuted at Burning Man 2017. We invite you to come out, get your hands on our heavy metal, enjoy the vibe, and bid on limited edition FLG art!

We’ll start at 8pm and go until 2am, so make us a stop on your evening . 

♥ Show your love for the FLG by wearing your favorite RED outfit! ♥

* Interactive FLG sculpture NOETICA, fresh from the playa
* Gallery art show with 70+ archival quality prints
* Unique artwork by FLG members & other local artists in silent auction

All-female DJ lineup, starring:
Jessica Stanell: ICARUS

Black Velveteen: Airpusher Collective, Proton Radio

Jae: Airpusher Collective

Three Ticket Tiers are available to show your support!
* FLG FAN: $15 presale price, limited quantity available through Nov 30; $20 afterwards

* LOTUS LOVER SPECIAL: $50 for 1 Admission + 1 coat check ticket + 1 drink ticket and 1 special gift to take home

* FABULOUS FLAMES: $90 for 2 Admissions + 2 coat checks + 2 drink tickets and 2 special gifts to take home

Serpent Mother: Calgary, AB

The Serpent Mother recently traveled to Calgary, AB, to take part in  Beakerhead , a city wide program of science, engineering and art. Check out our build and show stories on the blog, and see all the beautiful photos here. 

Its always a pleasure to show one of our sculptures in public; we loved the interaction of the crowd, and greatly enjoyed working with Beakerhead. 

photo: Trevor Lalonde

New Art Movement: Noetica!

Meet Noetica, the newest sculpture from the Flaming Lotus Girls.

Noetica is an installation inspired by the interconnectedness of all humans in society. It comprises two stainless kinetic structures made of 144 intersecting squares. Although it looks like a pile of cubes, each sculpture moves with surprisingly sinuous motion. The 8ft tall controller is moved by 2 or more participants, and their cooperation causes the 25ft tall replica statue to respond with hydraulic-controlled movement and propane flame effects

We have received an honorarium from Burning Man to build this piece for Black Rock City 2017, and completed a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.  We’ll be out there soon!