Chris Turner & Michael Wright are the creators of the interactive wood scultpure that will be seen for several days atop chair 7 and then burn to the ground Saturday night during the Fire Ball. Tickets to witness this special evening are free with a Fire Ball ticket or can be purchased separately for just the Fire Sculpture Garden.
Chris, a carpenter, local artist, and musician in Phoenix, AZ, spends his time with his three kids. He has attended Burning Man and Regional’s in AZ since 2016. He was on the build team for the Bonerpillar, a 2016 Burning Man art car and was site build lead and Infrastructure Director for Plunderground, a Burning Man theme camp.
After two failed attempts at being a cult leader, Michael ‘Oaks’ Wright turned his attention to burning art. At Burning Man Oaks is known as Elder Wrong - The Porta Pottie Preacher and is lead volunteer for the longested running and largest art project at Burning Man called "The Pottie Project". This art project reminds participants that Leave No Trace applies to Burning Man’s 1,700 porta potties through performance art, spoken word, and artistic fliers.
A Phoenix, AZ artist, Oaks has created burn pieces for Arizona and Nevada Burning Man events. Oaks spent 8 years as Gallery Director for Universe City Gallery in Utah. He is also the proud father of two children, Sydney and Isaac Wright.