I am in the early stages of planning a project for this years burn, and our group has to make a decision..
either we build our sculpture, disassemble it, and bring it home at the end of the festival, OR we burn it on the playa.
I have read allot of the info pertaining to burn scars on the playa, and how to construct a burn scar shield, or even how to burn your project without making your own burn scar shield, utilizing other people burn scan shields (the man) But what i need to know is what is the cost of the decomposed gravel for the burn scan shield. As with any BM project, Budget plays a huge factor in the decision making process, as we are in the early stages of the planning i would like to have some numbers to present to our group so we can make an informed decision. I got a reply from Dave X about DG and burn scar shields, but his answer was of little use as it didn't have any numbers for me, basically he told me to submit the art proposal, then the team that deals with burn scars would get in touch.... well that's not really a very good answer as submitting an art project proposal is time and labour consuming, so making a decision to burn or not to burn now is better for us, and everyone else involved.
In order to make this decision i want to know how much does it cost to have the decomposed gravel (DG) for a burn scar shield delivered and removed, I read on the BM site there is a deposit required, but no mention of cost per sq' or anything..? I want numbers.
Does anyone on eplaya have experience with getting DG from the ORG, for there project, and burning an art project on playa? we are thinking the size of our piece would be about 10' x 10' and about 1500 lbs. it would be to large to carry over to the mans burn scar shield, and to large to deconstruct to burn in a bin, so it's either burn in place, or build it so it's removable, and bring it home.. this decision will influence the entire build and process of the project, so making an informed decision now is important to us.