ScrapEden, Black Rock City — a project of the Black Rock Arts Foundation

Scrap: n. Discarded waste material, often metal suitable for reprocessing.Eden: n. A delightful place, a garden, a paradise. Scrap Eden: n.1. A delightful garden made of re-claimed discarded waste material, often metal suitable for reprocessing.2. Black Rock City’s First Participant-Based Community Garden, created by the community for the community3. A project of the Black Rock Arts Foundation This year the…Keep reading >>

A ‘Dreamer’ in Golden Gate Park

Yes, a our purple friend is coming to roost. The above is a digital mock-up of Pepe Ozan’s, ‘Dreamer’, in Golden Gate Park. The actual installation will be slightly closer to the road, the head a more face-forward orientation. Pepe Ozan’s, ‘Dreamer’, originally created for Burning Man 2005, will soon be installed for a 6 month temporary exhibition in Golden…Keep reading >>

Imagine the Way! There is Hope!

And this hope may be most effectively embodied in Pepe Ozan’s ‘Monicacos de Esperanza’. These ever-playful “Rag Puppets of Hope” have made their way down to San Francisco’s India Basin Shoreline Park as a part of the new Blue Greenway — a 13 mile greenway/waterway network along SF’s southern waterfront between China Basin and Candlestick Park. Three pilot sites along…Keep reading >>

‘Passage’ Opening Dedication

June 16th marked the opening dedication of both Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito’s sculpture, ‘Passage’, and the newly rennovated breakwater which is now a public access pier — Pier 14 allows residents and visitors to San Francisco to walk some 637 feet out into the bay for 360 degrees of stunning views. Without the hard work, bood, sweat, and…Keep reading >>

‘Passage’ Installation, Act Two

A crew of incredibly dedicated volunteers has been working (literally) day and night to complete the installation of ‘Passage’ on the SF Waterfront at Mission & Embarcadero. A huge thanks to the cast and crew who have made this feat possible! Welders Phil and Steve, working on the base of the child figure. Artist Karen Cusolito and key play Steve…Keep reading >>

‘Passage’ Installation, Act One

The installation of ‘Passage’ has begun on the San Francisco Waterfront — Embarcadero at Pier 14 Passage Site Mother Figure Artists Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolitogaining some perspective as one of the Mother’s arms is attached. Mother’s arm deftly attached by core crew member Steve 23!

‘Passage’ prepares for Installation

That’s right! Dan das Mann and Karen Cusolito’s monolithic mother and child sculpture, originally created for last year’s Burning Man event, ‘Passage’, has arrived in the East Bay where it is being re-furbished in preparation for temporary six month installation on the San Francisco Waterfront. The exhibition is part of a continuing model put forth by the Black Rock Arts…Keep reading >>

Exhibitors vs. Makers, not really.

This past weekend at the Maker’s Faire was, by all accounts, amazing. The faire itself was a phenomenal success with makers, crafters, and exhibitors from all walks: from Legos, to living mushroom sculptures, to sock creatures, to robotics, to you name it. Present were an amazing and engaged group of people that came together to produce and attend the faire.…Keep reading >>

Flip Your Lid 2006

Get in bed withBurning Man founderLarry Harvey… literallythenFLIP YOUR LID!Let Art Go to Your Head!A Benefit for the Black Rock Arts FoundationThursday, April 27th, 2006 A fund raising event to bring the art and spirit of Burning Man to our communitiesFLIP YOUR LID! will be at the supperclub sanfrancisco, a restaurant featuring dining in bed.Dinner will be served to guests…Keep reading >>


LET ART GO TO YOUR HEAD! A benefit for the Black Rock Arts Foundation. That’s right, a benefit. We are working hard to raise funds to support both our 2006 Nationwide Grant Cycle, and the installation of Dan Dasmann and Karen Cusolito’s piece, ‘Passage,’ on the San Francisco Waterfront, and you can help! The supperclub san francisco, one of SOMA’s…Keep reading >>

Swap-o-rama-rama at the Faire

THIS JUST IN! One of our 2005 granted projects, SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA, will be featured at the Maker’s Faire! Swap-o-rama-rama addresses America’s endless quest for “more” and “new,” as spurred on by the fashion industry’s commodification of individual image through the imposition of spending brackets and prescribed choices. Through a collaborative process Swap-o-rama-rama participants will be invited to essentially re-design and re-brand…Keep reading >>

BRAF at the Maker’s Faire

Tired of mass produced plastic crap? Got a DIY attitude? Join the Black Rock Arts Foundation, the creators of MAKE magazine, the MythBusters, and a whole host of other Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts for the first ever Maker’s Faire, April 22nd-23rd in San Mateo, CA. Come meet, greet and learn from all kinds of people who make all sorts of amazing things…Keep reading >>