Join us Everyone. Let U.S. Prey
An Art Installation That May Be Coming After You
This bald eagle is about to strike. It's piercing gaze staring straight into your eyes. It's talons reaching for your chest. You are in the final moment before you become prey.
The eagle is regarded as one of the greatest of hunters and because of it's ability and nobility it is often co-opted as a metaphor for freedom, political values, gun rights, militarism and religious piety. It's a metaphor that you may have issues or concerns with.
For 2018, Mr & Mrs Ferguson will be bringing a 15 foot wide wingspan bald eagle to the Black Rock Desert. As we had created with our previous project Penny the Goose we will use the common penny to create the effect of feathers. In addition this year, we are adding nickels and dimes which will create the illusion of white feathers on the eagle's head and tail.
We are deeply grateful to Burning Man Arts for providing an honoraria to this project. It is an honor for us to be in a group of distinguished Burning Man artists who provide what we all hope will be inspiration and joy to those at Burning Man and beyond.
If you would like to have your fingers of this project either in volunteering time to lay coins or by donating pennies, nickels and dimes please contact us. We are building in our Hayward, CA shop and we have most team members come out on weekends. We will be conducting weekday sessions in the late summer as well. We have met many friends through making our projects and we certainly would like to meet you too.
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