Sculptures by Douglas Ruuska seen at Burning Man 2017 - House of Enlightenment
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Item House of Enlightenment
Created by Douglas Ruuska

House of Enlightenment

Item Details
House of Enlightenment is a hexagonal structure with a sculpted wooden frame beckons, half pagoda, half lenticular cloud supported by curved columns rising 20-feet above the Playa. Located at the Burning Man 2017, this piece goes dark, pulses & glows again.
A central, pew-like hexagon with devotional texts is an invitation to kneel. The open texts contain series of colored dots in rows, corresponding to colored buttons. Pressed in sequence, lights darken, then begin to rise up the columns.