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Wandering through Time and Place

If you wish to drive a vehicle at Burning Man, you have to obtain a permit from DMV. I am not talking about the Department of Motor Vehicles here; I am talking about the Department of MUTANT Vehicles.

Cars, golf carts, trucks, and busses have to change into something completely different and unrecognizable to cruise through Black Rock City and out on the Playa. Only bikes are allowed to roam free. And even they are known to morph into dragons, horses, camels and a multitude of other creatures. (Check out my next blog.)

The same creative energy that goes into art, costumes and performances at Burning Man goes into the production of mutant vehicles. A tractor pulls a false-front house and bar across the playa while an outhouse trails behind. An old bus changes into a riverboat, the Lady Sassafras, courtesy of Fractal-Nation. A convertible morphs into a cat…

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Artist Kris Kuksi

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Ragmag described Kris Kuksi’s art  as “mind-blowing, macabre, and beautifully grotesque art…[that] will taunt you by the sheer complexity of detail, leaving you even more baffled as you stare for hours at all the figurines that were smacked into coexistence.” An American artist, who grew up in Kansas, Kuksi’s  “Fantastic Realism” genre is intriguing, Baroque in influence, steampunk, hedonistic … and fascinating.

How’s that for a door header??

So sweet..until you look closely.

Although many pieces at first blush seem innocent enough, a closer look reveals the dark underbelly of death and destruction.

His art has been exhibited worldwide, been sold at Sotheby’s and is owned by a wide audience, including Robin Williams, Fred Durst, Nike CEO Mark Parker and Director Chris Weitz (Twilight: New Moon, The Golden Compass).

Amazing, right?

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Vegetarian Lunch & Dinner Ideas

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I recently went on an online hunt for some quick and easy vegetarian dinner recipes, and I think I’ve found enough vegan food blogs to keep me busy for a long time. These are the recipes I plan on trying out as soon as possible. All of them use only vegan ingredients, apart from the last one.

Sweet Potato Veggie Burger with Avocado by Healthy Happy Life

Open Face Sandwich with Tofu by All the good girls go to heaven

Avocado Pasta by Two Peas & Their Pod

An awesome idea I want to adopt soon: Preparing batches of food on the weekend so I can mix and match different items for the rest of the week. The pic below and above is by Brittany from Garden of Vegan.I’ll have muesli any time of the day. Pic by Things Organised Neatly

Avocado and Chickpeas Sandwich by Two Peas & Their…

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