First blog

I spend about a week living in the Salt Flats of Nevada at Black Rock City (BRC) for the Burning Man festival. I still have dust in everything: my hair, clothes, lungs, etc …. It was completely worth it. Actually, my camera is full of dust as well, I am amazed that I was able to download my photos off of it. As this course is about the appreciation of art (visual, auditory, and otherwise), I feel that this is an appropriate first post. BRC is a city of 50,000 people that is created for a single week. Every aspect of the city has an artistic intention, and it is amazing the extent of art that is created in not only an extremely harsh environment, but also for such a short amount of time. Regardless, it is impossible not to be in awe of the artistic forces that form the city and make it a place completely open to any type of creative expression.


About sarahstates

My name is Sarah States. I like brightly colored things. And my passions are art making and appreciating, couchsurfing, finding new cures for my ever-present wanderlust, CATAWAMPUS, being a burner and the multitude of things that occupy my time.
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One Response to First blog

  1. Lisa says:

    Nice job! You got your blog up and running and you have included all the essential information. I just talked to a guy who got back from Burning Man. He was riding around in a mechanized polar bear – maybe you saw him?

    You will be adding to your blog in your first blogging assignment that you will find in the lesson unit – Northern Renaissance. The instructions for that assignment will guide you to create a blog about one of the pieces you enjoyed from the Renaissance era (both Italian and Northern). You will share it on your blog along with a presentation of how the work you shared demonstrates the influences of religion, science or politics during the Renaissance.

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