Crimson’s Rose

We didn’t start the fire, but Crimson did…..

Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna)

We extract a flame from the sun which lights the Center Camp cauldron that begins the festivities of Black Rock City.

The fires we dance to and drum around – that continue to burn throughout our celebration – will be the same fire that releases in pyrotechnic delight.

The heat of the fire will stay in your heart long after the embers have died.

~Crimson Rose

About the author: Madonna

Madonna has been an active Burner since 2000 when Edub and Total Mess first dragged her out to the desert. Since then, she's been an intricate part of the BM community. As a photographer and one of Burning Man's original blog authors she composed stories and captured photographs that helped document the infancy and provide a visual diary of Burning Man in the early days. She created wildly popular photos and essays such as Sunny Dayz and Flambe Lounge that spread like wildfire; igniting the flame within founders, laypersons, and soon-to-be burners alike. Her photographs have been featured in the New York Times and the Burning Man website. You can check out more of here work at her site and the Building Black Rock City 2003 Blog.