For me, it’s often the little things at Burning Man that touch me the most. It’s the understated art quietly sitting all alone on the playa that can really wow me.
Etched on one door is “IN CASE:” and the other is “A UKE.”
What if our public infrastructure was built to respond to the emotional needs and inner crises of its citizens? Distributed throughout the playa are a few highly visible red cabinets modeled and finished in the style of pre-war, cast-iron emergency call boxes that provide immediate ukulele access.
For me, it’s all about surprise and delight when it comes to playa art and “IN CASE: A UKE” really hit that mark for me. Thanks, Justin!
photos by Rusty Blazenhoff
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