The Flaming Lotus Girls are heading into an excellent summer! We’ve had a great spring, showing the Serpent Mother at Nimby in Oakland, and visiting Maker Faire with feathers from the Angel of the Apocalypse. We’re continuing to show art all summer- come find us!
We’re bringing two mushrooms, Sue and Clyde, from our 2012 installation, Xylophage. Though they won’t be on fire (they are adorned with LEDs), they’re pretty cute, so come say hello. Get your tickets now!
The Serpent Mother is coming back to Burning Man! She first emerged in 2006, and has been traveling the world ever since. Shes coming on home though, and we couldn’t be happier to be showing her again, better than ever. Come and find us somewhere out there, we’d love for you to push our buttons!
Our beautiful, shiny, interactive neuron has been invited to stay another year on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. We’re delighted to continue to share our art with the city. Soma lights up every night at sunset, and has 2 buttons that we invite you to stop by and push.
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!