Burning Man - Sally Hanrahan Photography


Temple of Grace Under Construction~Burning Man 2014

Temple of Grace Under Construction~Burning Man 2014

Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert

by: David Best
from: Petaluma, CA
year: 2014
The Temple of Grace is intended to be a spiritual and sacred space for memorials, reflection, celebration, and to commemorate life transitions. It is the latest in a long line of temples going back to 2000, which started the tradition of the temple built as a spiritual center for this art festival. It is a special work of art given to the community, and is a spiritual refuge where thousands gather, each to engage with it in his or her own way. The community comes to write their memorials and place tokens of their transitions, and it is burned at the end of the festival in a tradition of releasing them by the immolation of the temple. Desert outside of Gerlach Nevada.

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