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The Dusty and Magical Art of Burning Man 2017

Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen
by Eamon Armstrong | @eamonarmstrong Wed September 06, 2017 | 02:20 PM

The art of Black Rock City takes many forms, from cutting-edge musical performances to mighty mutant vehicles. Attendees experience light art, performance art, wearable art, and zany interactive experiences. But perhaps most famous are the iconic large installations that grace Burning Man’s expansive playa. Each year veterans and newbies alike eagerly await the massive landmarks that rise out of the massive and ancient lakebed. Towering monoliths emerge from dust storms like stalwart sentinels and transform entirely from day to night. They play host to art car parties, weddings, photo shoots and introspection. In harmony with the annual theme, they give the city a unique flavor every year.

Below are dreamy images of standout playa art installations, awash with dust and magic, all captured by photographer Andrew Jorgensen.

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“Zulai Art Car" by Mazu Crew, Dream Community. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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"Temple of Gravity" by Zachary Coffin. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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"Phoenicopterus Rex" by Josh Zubkoff. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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"The Temple" by Steven Brummond, Marisha Farnsworth, and Mark Sinclair. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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"Charon" by Peter Hudson. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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“Aluna” by Juan David Marulanda-López and Team Aluna. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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Robot Heart. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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 The Man. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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"Dragonfly Mating Ritual" by Ed VanDyne and Rocky Mountain High Flyers. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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The Man. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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"Flower Tower" Kevin Clark and Reared in Steel. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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"Tree of Tenéré" by Alex Green, Mark Slee, Patrick Deegan, Zachary Smith, Symmetry Labs. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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“Rabid Transit” by Duane Flatmo and Jerry Kunkel. Photo by: Andrew Jorgensen

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