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Egeria: the big firefall (to Allen) -- Thu, 18 Oct 2001 20:58:53 -0600
Egeria: the big firefall -- Thu, 18 Oct 2001 20:54:19 -0600

Egeria: the big firefall (to Allen) -- Thu, 18 Oct 2001 20:58:53 -0600

So, let's get together sometime and talk about Egeria.  I want to talk about what types of construction materials are even possible, so I can start thinking about what it'll be like.
Couple of things to get your thoughts going:
Copper: this is my dream material.  I love copper more than any metal.
         the bowls would be sectioned, in that case, probably bolted together
         sealed with rubber, silicone, cork, or whatever works best
         probably it would have to have a steel frame to hold it up under the weight
         I would like to have "windows" so the light comes through the water
                 this could be abandoned if time gets short
         I assume you'd have access to [not really] "cheap" copper sheeting used for roofing...?  Is this something we could use?  Koke might have connections too.
Cement: you can only imagine the difficulties of building in cement
         however, it is fire safe, and an old standard for fountains
         I don't want to transport it -- any distance whatsoever, actually
Fiberglass: I've pretty much nixed this one, though the thought of the whole
         thing being translucent still makes my heart beat fast
Steel/stainless steel: ooooo, boy, this would be way-cool!
         we might price having the bowls turned in stainless...
Who knows what else?  Wood?  Plastic with metal covering, like the bottom bowl?  Aluminum?  Other ideas?  We're in brain-storm mode right now.  I want to know what's available, what's possible, what's the pros and cons, then pick from there what we end up with.
I might just ping Dan Das Mann about copper and see if he has any interest in giving advice...  And Austin [Dr. Megavolt] about turned [aluminum?] that he used for the toroid -- oooo, expensive.
Other thoughts?
Let's get together and discuss things.
PS We'll be heading up to the playa this weekend.  Still don't have solid plans, but we'll be going through Sac'to...

Thu, 18 Oct 2001 20:58:53 -0600

Egeria: the big firefall -- Thu, 18 Oct 2001 20:54:19 -0600

So, I'm starting up discussions on the Egeria list for plans for this year.  If anyone wants to be on this list, let me know and I'll add you to the list.
This is the big firefall that Larry Harvey and LadyBee have asked me to do for the KeyHole project this year.  [This is the point where the road to the Man meets the road around Center Camp.]  This is a Big Deal, and has been my dream to be placed in the KeyHole since I saw The One Tree in the KeyHole in 1998, and built the Cauldron in 1999, my second year at Burning Man.  It is the most prominent position for art, second only to the Man Himself.  This is literally a dream come true for me.
Right now, we'll be discussing initial ideas and designs.  This is a good time to be creative and share your ideas.  Admittedly, a lot of the design was nailed down last year before I realized that our wedding would take up too much time, and that it was a bit more important. :)  If you want to see these initial sketches and designs, check out the gallery on the Egeria page:
Egeria was a Greek nymph of fountains and childbirth.  She was the advisor to Numa Pompilio, the Sabine king who succeeded Romulus.  When he died, she wept for so long that she became a fountain.

Thu, 18 Oct 2001 20:54:19 -0600

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