Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bonfire


Artica ends with a bonfire on Sunday night. It is usually some kind of human figure, like at Burning Man. It's been an angel recently. This year the artists and carpenters who make the structure collapsed the form into a circle and lattice, incorporating the angel's wings into the structure and spray painted onto the front.

It's interesting to observe the stages of the pyre: wings of fire growing into a disk, engulfing the whole structure until it collapses among the viewers.  






5 comments:

bill burke said...

Gather around and feel the heat. Bonfires are fun if they are properly done right.
Belfast has a yearly bonfire, the Ulster Protestant celebration which is held on the Eleventh Night in July. In addition to all the wood they gather, they also add tires (lots of them) which are toxic and it is held in a neighborhood. Needless to say, a few houses burned down. It's totally crazy.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is pretty fabulouso Bob, I haven't seen a bonfire for years.. our climate doesn't encourage fires of any kind!

Sharon Anck said...

I would have enjoyed watching this.

Stefan Jansson said...

That top photo is a bit special. I agree with Sharon, this would have been fin to watch as it happened.

William Kendall said...

That is beautiful!