The sculpture is titled, "Earth Tone" and was created by Richard Rhodes, Marin Fasano and Todd Cole. The dome is 40' in diameter and resolved at the oculus in the shape of a pentagon barely visible at the top of the black pipe). As you may know, the pentagon is the geometric talisman for the square root of five which in turn is path to the golden section, symbol of universal beauty. The piece was conceived and organized by using this sacred geometry. The seesaw underneath powered large baffles that produced compressed air driving organ pipes tuned to the cord of d flat; the tone of the earth. Unfortunately, the pipes were destroyed by the rough play of the playa in the first 36 hours. Luckily, the tribe enjoyed the kinetic play of what remained. The photo captures beautifully the wide interaction of those who ventured to the deep playa.
I had a great time playing and photographing others playing on the massive seesaw, many thanks to the artists!..Lee