Gregg Fleishman Gears Up for 'Burning Man'

The Culver City artist is preparing a 35-foot geometric sculpture for display at the desert festival over Labor Day weekend.

Gregg Fleishman is known for creating incredible art pieces that literally defy gravity, based on the math of sacred geometry and biomimicry. Every piece fits together like a puzzle; there is no hardware used to keep things in place.

If you wandered into his longtime studio on Main Street in Culver City you might catch Fleishman working on his current piece, a 35-foot geometric structure that will be on display at Burning Man. This annual festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, which runs Aug. 29-Sept. 5 this year, is dedicated to community, art and self-expression. There is no hardware involved in his new piece, titled Otic Oasis, as it is made with interlocking pieces of wood. It is meant to be a communal quiet space to meditate, reflect and regroup from the energy of Burning Man.

In addition to this large installation and other works, Fleishman works on home designs and portable playgrounds, benches, and chairs—much of which are made from birch wood.  He has participated in many exhibitions, both nationally and abroad, with some of his artwork in collections at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University Art Gallery.

Click to learn more about Gregg Fleishman, the Otic Oasis and Burning Man.  

Peter Schelden August 19, 2011 at 05:49 PM
Great photos!
Sara Cozolino August 19, 2011 at 08:26 PM
Thank you!


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