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Egeria -- current project

The Cauldron
The Cauldron

Chalice firefall by Scott Bartlett
Chalice -- NEW!!

The Ceramic Thing
The Ceramic Thing

Lilypads -- a collaboration with the Flaming Lotus Girls

Other Firefalls
    (Folks made their own)

Pillars, by Joey Pettigrew

by Joey Pettigrew

Other projects

Ersatz Campfire, by Scott Bartlett
Ersatz Campfire

by Scott Bartlett

Thought, by Scott Bartlett

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Egeria was a Roman nymph who counseled King Numa in law
When he died, she ended up in a grove and wept so long she became a fountain.
She was also believed to help women with easy births.

Egeria is a 3-tiered firefall built for the Burning Man 2002 KeyHole

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Proposal submitted
April 2002

Who was Egeria?

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Egeria crew

"The Egeria Project"
a documentary by Sphereical Productions

Why copper?
The One Tree
fire/water in 1998

Fish fountain reference

photo copyright 2003 by R. Scott Bartlett

Egeria had the honor of being placed in the Keyhole position at Burning Man 2002 -- the central art piece of Black Rock City, where the road from the Man comes into the road around Center Camp.

The fountain stood over 12' tall, with a 25' diameter courtyard around it, where people could meet, and sit to contemplate the fountain and the City.

The fountain transformed at night into fire.

The bust was crowned in a water spray during the day, and flame plume at night. She cried tears of water also, in the day, and flame tears at night. The fish that surrounded the supports for each tier, also spewed flame spouts at night to illuminate the fountain from below, to give it form in the dark areas at night. Six torches illuminated the surrounding area. And, of course, the water in the fountain itself was set alight.

In all, the fountain was a central intimate space for the City.