This is an animation of a photograph taken by Peter Ruprecht of the EGO installation at Burning Man in 2011 by Laura Kimpton. EGO is the 4th word in Laura Kimpton’s monumental words series. EGO was 30’x60’ made out of over 4000 plaster of paris molds of trophies and religious figures.
One Saturday night of Burning man Laura and her crew burned down the EGO in a magnificent fire spectacle. Laura’s meaning behind The Burning of the EGO is to remind people that humans are not number one on Earth.
Peter Ruprecht and Laura Kmpton have been collaborating as artist and photographer for many years and this is another incredible example of work together.