Tips & Tricks #22 “Work Gloves”

I recently re-posted a video encouraging people to see themselves as artists. One criticism that came out was that I did not value the importance of nuts & bolts construction contributions. And I agree. As important as costumes & personal expression is, it is important to remember all the talent that goes into BUILDING this city, too.
I made this quick video to let people know how important the builders are AND to make sure everyone knows that we are all responsible for helping with the heavy lifting, too!

The “You are an Artist” Video.

About the author: John "Halcyon" Styn


Halcyon is a 21-year Burning Man participant and co-founder of Pink Heart camp. He is author of "Love more. Fear less." and producer of the Burning Man short film, "The Pink Path." He's won Webby awards for his over-the-top personal site & his "Love On Demand" video podcast Halcyon co-founded the San Diego based "1st Saturdays" homeless outreach program based on Burning Man Principles and coaches people how to be radically self expressed in the default world. You can find his full Playa Tips & Tricks series at

2 Comments on “Tips & Tricks #22 “Work Gloves”

  • sparks says:

    Thanks! I took zero issue with your first video, but as a builder and maker who really is not a fan of the spot light it is nice to have a little light shown on us in an anon kinda way.

    Your happy place may be dancing the night away to an amazing light show and some great DJ, or climbing some fantastic piece of art. My happy place is in the shadows, drinking a beer, nursing my cut and blistered fingers, watching you enjoy the show.

    to EVERYONE who makes BRC happen, skol!

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  • Brice Martin says:

    The construction interests me. Commercial and industrial experience. Many many years but still a spider. How about 17?

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