Embrace was a 72 ft wooden, cathedral-like sculpture of two human figures, “in celebration of all our relationships”. The site-specific artwork was created by the Pier Group for Burning Man 2014. It was the largest project to date for the Pier Group, which gained acclaim for its previous Burning Man installations The Pier, Pier 2, and the Ichthyosaur Puppet Project. Crews began construction on Embrace in October 2013 at the Generator community art space in Reno, and in studios in Vancouver and Portland. During this year’s festival the massive wooden sculpture was set aflame and Trey Ratcliff was on hand to capture the incredible moment. Below you can see what the interactive sculpture looked like before it was burned.
Tony Porter: A Call To Men "Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The
National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence
Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of
the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the
book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.
Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many
grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with
numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football
League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities
around the country. He has worked with the United States Military
Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having
worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and
Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United
Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script
consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)
Someone said “Are you really so stupid to think that Africa has the same technological advances as us? If they did they would probably have clean water and not live in houses made of sticks and mud. Get over yourself and stop being so ignorant.”….. Below is a tiny collection of images of the Africa they refuse to show you..