Mr & Mrs Ferguson Art

We make interactive art that changes visual and sensual perception as you get closer to it

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Bee or Not To Bee

-Our 2019 Burning Man Honoraria Project

This year we will not be using coins as a medium on our installation but we are trying new tactile materials that will be fun to play with: Nylon broom bristle and glass, toy marbles.

Art Attack -Let U.S. Prey Lands at Maker Faire Bay Area 2019

Our 15 foot wide eagle made with pennies, nickels and dimes which made a strike at the Black Rock Desert in 2018 did so again at the annual Faire. Despite rain there were large crowds and and ‘Prey’ was given an Editor’s Choice Award by the Faire.

The project was built with our volunteer art team who put in hundreds of hours to make the striking statement in the desert.

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The Lucky Star -We are overseeing the build of Burning Man’s Bright new art car

Mr and Mrs Ferguson are assisting the Gluckstern family in having a beautiful art car built for them as their gift for Burning Man. The car was designed by Dustin Passalalpi and is being built by Tesseract who built last year’s Playa sensation; Sanctuary. The lighting is being created by Digital Ambiance, sound design by Audiowaska and steel framing by Ferguson Welding.

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Ursa Ravus -A Grizzly Bear returns to Telluride, colorado

We are currently building a commission for the Gluckstern family which will be their gift to the town of Telluride, Colorado. Ursa Ravus is the right handed sister of Ursa Major which was our first penny bear built in 2015. Ursa Ravus will arrive in the Rockies this summer.

Ursa Mater -a new home at Lake Tahoe 

We are honored to have our Burning Man 2017 project Ursa Mater installed in Tahoe City, CA. Special thanks to Tahoe Public Art and generous local Burners who have made this year long show possible.

This event came after Ursa Mater was shown in downtown San Jose for three months courtesy of that city's Playa to Paseo Project. 

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Ursa Dreamer -a tribute to burning man that raised money for Burning Man Arts

Ursa Dreamer is a nod to the famous 2005 art installation called Playa Dreamer. We built this half bear head as a fund raiser for Burning Man Arts which fetched $10,500 in auction at the 2018 Autumnal Ball.

Ursa Major -In a Smithsonian exhibition of Burning Man art in Washington DC

Our Burning Man honoraria project Ursa Major was chosen to be part of the Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum Burning Man exhibition in Washington, DC. A collaboration with the Golden Triangle Business improvement District. The exhibition was called: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. The showing was from March to December of 2018 where thousands of people got to experience Ursa Major in an urban setting.

See Our Film About Ursa Mater

Now that Ursa Mater has found a home, here is a look at her journey from Burning Man to San Jose and now Lake Tahoe. We hope you enjoy this, plus the supporting narrative about a mother’s love by Kerrie Penney.

-Click on the image to see the film-

Ursa Major Film Updated

Our Penny Bear film has been updated and extended since Ursa Major has been moved from her home in Santa Fe to the Smithsonian Exhibition in Washington, D.C. for 2018. This is a fun little video and it is narrated by our 8 year old niece Olive.

-Click on the image to see the film-