Last Thursday, I went to a fundraiser in support of a Burning Man artist. I personally think his work is some of the most creative, genius art on the playa. He’s fundraising for a large-scale project which will premiere at this year’s event. He got some funding from Black Rock Arts Foundation (the organization that funds Burning Man art), but needs more–apparently a lot more. I was happy to go and donate, considering I’ve been awed by his past work.
The fundraiser took place at his friend’s loft (adjacent to his own loft) south of market and was attended by less than 50. I met some pretty interesting people, including a lot of ‘namers.’ Their job is to name things. The guy I was talking to had named Qualcomm’s ‘Snapdragon’ mobile device chip. I thought that was a cool name. I was impressed at how organized the event was. The ample supply of wine, cheese, and hors d’oeurvres were donated by local grocers and restaurants (the names escape me). There were some speeches, concluding with his friend who owned the loft. She’s not a Burner, but believes in the artist and his work and personally donated $500. She too is a namer which makes me think they probably earn a lot of money. Further, the Snapdragon namer told me that she was one of the best namers in the industry.
I knew I’d get some kind of thank you. This just in today.
Thank you all so much for your incredible generosity. I had a great time sharing my art with you.
Because of your generosity, we were able to raise almost $6000. This will go a long way in helping us bring this monster to life.
I am extremely humbled by your generosity, and i am working tirelessly to make you proud.
Stay tuned to www.hudzo.com for updates.
Wow, huh? $6,000. I was really surprised. Please check out the above web site to see his past work and also why I’m so fanatical about Burning Man.