Complete "M-theory Mechanica" a kinetic sculpture

My name is Matt Parkhurst. I have been supporting Burning Man by volunteering since 2010. In 2020 I was awarded an art grant of $7,500 which would have covered around half of what I needed to build M-Theory Mechanica. Burning Man was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID – but we’re a go this year and construction is in full swing. As everyone is aware, supply-chain shortages and inflation have driven the costs of everything to triple what it was in 2020. I have built other art projects for Burning Man and assisted with others, but this year is especially important because M-Theory Mechanica has been a dream of mine for many years. The art grant money has already been spent on flame effects and the first load of steel. I need your help to bring the project across the finish line. The funds raised here will pay for the rest of the steel, fuel, and transportation costs that are needed. I have invested all of my time and funds to this point and want to provide a fun interactive sculpture for Burning Man 2022. Any size gift is appreciated and I look forward to keeping you updated on the progress.  
 Check out he Burning man page at my website


Matthew Parkhurst
Truckee, CA

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