This is a book about an obsession with jewelry, a love of teaching people to make jewelry, and the community that gathers to burn a giant wooden man out on the harsh desert floor, lovingly called the playa, once a year in Black Rock City Nevada. Jewelry of the Playa is also a celebration of the stunning collection of jewelry from Burning Man from 1995 to 2013. From a spray painted day glow wood stick figure to high end bling of gold and diamonds, this books explores the unique and creative fabrication from people who make, collect and gift jewelry. Inside are professional photographs and stories upon stories of unique wearable art by and about the people who made it.
This glossy hard cover volume, 9 x 12 inches, about 220 pages, features 300-500 full color photographs exploring a collection of over a 1000 works of Burning Man jewelry. Compelling interviews trace the stories of various pieces and their makers and acts of unbounded generosity.