Denver Artist creating sculpture for ‘Burning Man’

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FOX31 Denver

DENVER — ‘Burning Man’ is without a doubt one of the largest festivals to take place in America each summer. In recent years, more than 70,000 people have attended it annually.

The festival is an experimentation of sorts between community and art. Which is why artists from all over the country produce pieces for it.

“There’s a million little pieces that need to come together before August,” said Wynn Earl Buzzell Jr., the artist and creator behind ‘Light Years Away’.

Buzzell came up with the idea for ‘Light Years Away’ while attending last summer’s Burning Man festival in Nevada.

“The kind of overarching concept of the sculpture came from me seeing dust devils and fire tornadoes at Burning Man,” the artist explained. “So the sculpture itself is basically a 20 feet tall representation of the vortex”.

The sculpture will feature a spiral of 4,000 LED lights that will be placed…

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