Burning Man 2013’s Flammable Monument to NYC

July 17, 2013 | Andy Cush

For the past three years, Burning Man has featured what it calls a Circle of Regional Effigies–that is, a set of wooden sculptures contributed from groups of artists around the world that, naturally, are eventually set on fire and burned to the ground. That pleasantly clean and minimal thing you see above is New York City’s entry for 2013.

The group creating the totem to NYC, led by artist Adi Azulay, are taking to Kickstarter to get funded, and explain their motiviations for creating it in the video above. Turns out that deco look is intentional.

“The design concept…was inspired by the Chrysler Building, Manhattan’s art deco gem,” says Azulay. “The five arches of the structure echo the iconic architecture of the skyscraper and reference the five boroughs of New York City.”

Wanna see it burn? Kick in a few bucks here.