El Pulpo Mecanico
El Pulpo Mecanico was built in Arcata California, Humboldt County. The octopus was designed and created by artist Duane Flatmo along with Jerry Kunkel and other friends. We built this knowing that it would be fun to watch as the giant cam spun up through the center moving the tentacles and eyes in and out while fire spewed from the tentacles and head. The crowds at Burning Man blessed us with many kind words as we fired her up each night. The sculpture used 200 gallons of propane per night and lit up the playa as far as the eye could see. Here are just a few photos of the trip.

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