Blastoff Burning man 2023

For our second year we are bringing huge art construction to Playa. Weld Queen team successfully created the Airfield for walking in the clouds at Burning Man 2019, and the Blastoff is a follow-up to the project; a large scale tower-plane breaking free from the ground and exploring new worlds.

The residents of Black Rock City are welcome to manage the flight of their fantasies during dawns and sunsets, enjoy views from the tower and find a shelter in the clouds of the tower’s flaming tail tent. Come at night and check the interactive illumination.
At the top of Blastoff, there will be exits to the wings through the aircraft cabin, and the residents of Black Rock City will be able to look at Playa from above, dance, and enjoy unforgettable views of "Burn Universe."
At the bottom of Blastoff, in the "fiery color tail," which is also a tent shelter from the sun, there will be a small tea room and a chillout. It is a place where any resident of Black Rock City will be able to quench their thirst or try to be a tea master.
There will be several rope swings on the wings of the aircraft available to people from Earth, where they will literally be able to fly under the wings of the shuttle rushing into the sky.

In 2020, the project received a grant from Burning Man under the program of Black Rock City Honoraria Grants. Approving a grant from Burning Man is a great honor and shows trust in the project, as well as an appreciation for an amount that covers a small part of the construction of an art object.
That is why we need your support to raise $50,000 - which will cover the costs of this artwork's materials, construction and transportation to Black Rock City.

Blastoff cannot come to life without your support! Please help raise the funds to construct this artwork.

We understand that many folks aren't able to donate to a campaign like this. Please share our campaign with your family and friends. Spreading the word about our art is incredibly helpful! 
Thank you so much for your support in any and all forms! 


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Alexandra Weld Queen
Virginia Beach, VA

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