Burn Wall Street is a large scale, outdoor art installation that is sprouting powerful conversations countrywide. By bringing individuals from the Occupy and Tea Party movements together, this project asks participants to put their political identities aside in order to talk about common principles and goals for financial reform.
Forged from the financial unrest and injustice that has incensed the American public, Burn Wall Street’s core intention is built on participation, one of the Ten Principles of Burning Man. . . . This art project is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, a 501c3 non-profit. . . . We see the Tea Party and the Occupy movements as very similar. They are both well-intentioned groups of Americans that know that things must change. Unfortunately, one group has been hijacked by Right-wing extremists and the other by Left-wing extremists, and both groups have been used as pawns through the use of political wedges to keep each other from the actual goal of reforming Wall Street and saving our economy. . . . So BWS is asking these disparate groups to put down their Bibles and their Communist Manifestos in order to unite, share ideas and come up with actual solutions from a rational perspective.
Wall Street goes up in Flames
at Burning Man Festival.
about the artist:
pictures of the people that built it:
The Artist: Otto Von Danger
Otto has been a builder and artist for most of his life and served in the US Marines from 1985-91. He attained the rank of Sargent in the infantry. He is a disabled veteran with extensive nerve damage through out his body but still builds art and receives a small disability check monthly.
Otto started building at Burn Man in 2001 working on the Man and man base (the building under the Man) and still builds the Man presently. Some of his art projects are FrogBat, Barley Man, Cow with Gun, Zombie Raver Hockey Shoot, Norse Man, Megatropolis and the Hippie/Raver Powered Lawn Chair. He has also worked with other artists on projects like the Serpent Mother, Crude Awakening, the Lilly pond project and many others.
The story of Merrill Lynched:
The Floor of the New York Stock Exchange
similar to The Matrix?