Every August of the year, thousands flock to the Black Rock Desert – a deserted area located northwest of Nevada – for the Burning Man festival. The event, known for the gigantic sculpture of a man torched at the final days, lures people from all walks of life for the music, circus acts and experimental art that rise from every corner. The week-long gathering has also given birth to a number of eclectic jewelry made from all kinds of materials.
Christine Kirsten, curator of the exhibit Playa Made: The Jewelry of Burning Man, hopes to showcase the meticulous detailing that went into each handmade piece of accessory from the festival. The evolution of the jewelry used in the festival is featured in the exhibit which is also accompanied by a book, which will be sold at the museum, entitled The Jewelry of Burning Man. Kirsten, an avid supporter of the Burning Man herself, has collected unique pieces from the festival for the past two decades.
The exhibit will run from February 11 to June 4, 2017, at the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts. Admission is free.