Theme: Evolution. Nature never made a plan, nor does it seem to copy very well.
above: 2009 theme. illustration from portrait of charles darwin, by “DA” dominic tinio
above: the bone tree, by dana albany
above: design by rod garret and larry harvey. rendering by andrew johnstone and rod garrett.
The human species, Homo sapiens, has existed for approximately 200,000 years. The genus known as homo has a lineage stretching back two million years. Homo erectus, the first human ancestor to walk upright, and Homo habilis, the toolmaker, are among our relatives. We are a bud belonging to a twig of this ancestral tree.
Burning Man 2009. August 31 – September 7, Black Rock City, Nevada USA.