Icosohedral is a 12ft tall, illuminated geometric structure constructed from wood and LEDs. It was designed as the temple for Vancouver’s regional Burning Man event “Burn in the Forest” (BITF) in 2019. Unlike temples built elsewhere, the temples created for Burner events are not conceived “in recognition of any religion; it’s a neutral, non-denominational spiritual space where everyone can gather to share in the experience of remembering the past, honoring or cursing the present, and pondering the future to come.”* Temples are often burnt at the end of the festival to symbolize the letting go of the past. For the creator Joel Watson, the interpretation of Icosohedral is up to the viewer.
Read the BITF project proposal here.
*Read about Burning Man’s Temples here.