Effigy Design


Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.”

Calmly We Walk Through This April’s Day
by Delmore Schwartz

‘Playa Time’ is designed as an interactive experience within time.  As participants make the clock work, in essence making time shift, they are invited to reflect upon on the experience of being in the Now. As the clock goes up in flames on it’s final night, the only thing left will be the present. A ‘Rite of Passage’ in time.

A 20′ tall grandfather clock with a large drum in the base, big enough for a Burner to run in as if in a giant hamster wheel. As you run in the wheel, your efforts will cause gears to engage and the hands of the clock will move. A handmade orca cuckoo clock feature will occasionally appear and surprise.

This effigy is designed to be interactive throughout the week, and it is also designed to present viewers with a very impressive BURN!


Below is the initial vision for Playa Time. Technical drawings and designs will be developed and refined. A small scale model of Playa Time is being created. The latest drawings and models will be posted on this site.

Updated design March 14 (front and side views):

CORE playa time March 14

Playa Time


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