The Flaming Lotus Girls fire-and-metal sculpture collective has brought joy to the world of Burning Man culture for more than 15 years. Now the Flaming Lotus Girls have a 2017-18 calendar to bring that same joy to your wall, desktop, or workspace for the next two years, and it’s burning its way to the top of the wish lists of burners, fire enthusiasts, and lovers of large-scale interactive public art. The calendar is available online and at the In The Red – PulSomaTic gallery part fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the SOMArts Cultural Center.
“Our fiery art pin-up calendar for 2017-2018 is the perfect holiday gift for all the Flaming Lotus Girl fans and Burning Man art lovers on your list,” Flaming Lotus Girl Sara Peyrot tells SF Weekly. “It features gorgeous photos of our art through the years and the Flaming Lotus Girls who make it happen. Proceeds go towards making more art.”
Making art is not the only cost that the proceeds from the calendars help cover. In addition to materials and equipment costs, the Flaming Lotus Girls also incur significant costs for repairs and storage of their large-scale art pieces.
Their piece Pulse that was installed this year at Burning Man, a giant anatomically correct human heart that beats fire, will be on display at the SOMArts event next week. If you can’t wait that long, their sculpture Soma, which you saw last year at Pier 14, is on currently display in downtown Vallejo.
The Flaming Lotus Girls calendar features these and all of their large-scale works. It also features pictures of the Flaming Lotus Girls themselves hard at work — though they’re not just girls. The Flaming Lotus Girls collective is open to all genders.