Yes, and that value is and should be part of our creative landscape. There should also be art that survives the playa, as is the mission of BRAC...to promote the values (there's that word again) of our community into the default world, right at a pivotal point...the arts.
Last summer we burned a 10' sculpture of Liberty...what a great and meaningful experience. One, '30 foot Liberty survives...perhaps to be burned another year? Trouble is, it is owned by the investor/collector who paid my bills for the year- long production process. Maybe if I have more of my sculptures cast into bronze, I'd love to burn more of the wooden originals...but, alas, someone has to pay...better wealthy investors then poor artists. I couldn't have produced this sculpture without financial assistance if my life hung on it...
Check out this slide show of last summer's adventure, including the burn of Liberty: http://picasaweb.google.com/timeless.sc ... tionStory#