What the girls do in the off-season

What does a Flaming Lotus Girl do for the holidays?  You’d think after manifesting yet another work of art she’d be able to take a break, but no – you just can’t keep a good girl down.

We are currently doing work of Angelic proportions!

Margaret making some sparks
Margaret making sparks – photo by Matt Silvey

New Angelic Body
Girls making a new Angelic body – photo by Matt Silvey

The Girls have been working all winter braving the cold Boxshop to re-vamp the Angel of the Apocalypse in order to reveal her in Toronto January 29th thru February 7th, 2010 at the City of Toronto’s Winter City Festival.

The new Angel model
The new Angel model – photo by Matt Silvey

This will be our Canadian debut and the first time the Angel has been seen in its entirety since Burning Man 2005.

Margaret making some sparks
FLG to do list – photo by Matt Silvey

Britt working in the shop
Britt working in the Shop – photo by Matt Silvey

About the author: Jess Hobbs

Jess Hobbs

People have often described Jessica Hobbs as someone trying to lead a compulsively artistic life, which is more or less true. She started off her adventure in a small Sierra Foothill town and eventually meandered her way to the San Francisco Bay Area. Along the way Jess has worn many hats; running and creating community art programs, counseling teenagers, curating, exhibiting, designing, photographing and creating monumental interactive art experiences. She is an MFA graduate from the San Francisco Art Institute and has been wandering and creating in the dust fest for well over a decade. Collaboration is her magic ingredient for success in work, community, art and life. This can be seen through her founding and directing work with the Flux Foundation and All Power Labs.

7 Comments on “What the girls do in the off-season

  • jennifercrimson says:

    Oh yahoo! I am so excited as I live in Toronto and was just lamenting that this city needed some fire and fast! Welcome to Toronto Flaming Lotus Girls. If you need a home mine is yours.

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  • Mike Toillion says:

    You girls rock!

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  • Bruna says:

    Share the Fire, Share the Spirit, Share the Love, Share YOUR ART!
    Brilliant Flaming Lotus Girls (and Guys)…
    What an exciting news, we are letting our Toronto family and friends in the know of such great news… KBS the Fireheads

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  • Scribe says:

    Hooray for the Lotus Girls! I can’t wait to see your new body.

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  • sally says:

    right on…i’ll be in TO then…first burn was 2009…heading back again…loved your installation last burn

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  • Michael Black says:

    I’m another Torontonian who can’t wait until the Lotus Girls hit town. It hasn’t been snowing much here lately, and I just hope that Jack Frost doesn’t make us pay for this when the show opens at the turn of the month, which is traditionally when Toronto gets killed by blizzards. My advice: make sure that your apparatus can handle mega snow. Canada ain’t Nevada.

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