“We’re bringing a gorgeous Artcar called Fluffy to the Playa this year as a camp gift from Duane’s Whirld to the Burning Man community, and it’s exciting.” ~ Duane
Fluffy is accessible public transit masquerading as a wafting cloud to elicit and excite your dreams. A wheelchair lift and Braille rails make a mutant vehicle experience accessible to that many more Burners. Gifting forays provide iced liquid refreshment in the heat of the day (Deep Playa Beer Delivery) and warm gooey treats in the chill of the night (Smores). Learn more about Fluffy from the Duanes Whirld Website and watch the build via our YouTube Channel.
Financing Fluffy – We’re on the way!
To finance Fluffy, our costs have outstripped expectations. We’re on the way and it’s been my great delight to take us this far. We’re inviting you to leap into the effort and to consider supporting the Fluffy build, and journey to the playa with a gift of financial resources, and your choice as to what your donation could support. Here are some options:
|DONATION AMOUNT||WHAT YOUR DONATION COULD SUPPORT!|
|$5000||Clouds wrapping the bus|
|$4000||Programmed LED lights behind the clouds|
|$3000||Steel platform nests provide Fluffy’s elevated level|
|$2000||Propane blaster above the dancefloor|
|$1000||Wheelchair lift and Braille rails|
|$500||A day’s Deep Playa Beer Delivery and late-night ‘Smores|
|$250||A night’s propane, blasting cheer and warmth to Fluffy-goers|
|$100||A wall of white/sky blue faux fur, uniting the interior and exterior motifs|
How to Donate!
Your contribution and participation are going to make Fluffy possible, connecting you to this public art now and in future years en Playa. For sure, follow up with any questions – we’re stoked to share the joy of this project and the amazing folks giving it life.
With a whole lotta love,
Our Goal – $20k!
Donor wall – We love you all!
We’re Going Back!
WE’RE GOING BACK TO BURNING MAN THIS YEAR. With our own new, big-ass flaming artcar. Hey there y’all, invitations just…
Fluffy the Dream Puff is real.
We found a Bus! It’s 40 feet and has a lift. It’s a 2008 bluebird conveniently located in Las Vegas.…
Lil Duane the filmmaker is documenting the build of Fluffy into a finished piece, but we’ll share snippets as we…
Our first crew work shift was wildly successful. Grinders, flying sparks, heat guns, brute force, gentle persuasion. Tunes and pizza.…
Fluffy Design Team Meets!
A bunch of the Art Team met to advance the design of this creature – especially the manifestation of clouds…
Fluffy Prepping for Paint!
Alas, the bulk of the effort in any painting project is the prep, so we’re deep into that for Fluffy.…
Fluffy Heaters Out, Power Wash and Paint Test
Duane and Cara remove the heaters from Fluffy, give them a good spray down and test the paint on their…
Fluffy Paint and Design!
Duane and Amey paint Fluffy in a single day! Then the design team meets to review the most recent prototypes.
Fluffy Windows Out and Cloud Design!
Every new step brings this mutant vehicle art car into greater focus. Largest work crew to date. Lucky 13 humans…
Camp Placement Application – Submitted!
We filed our 12-page Camp Placement Application today, in advance of tomorrow’s deadline. More progress toward gathering in that magical…
Fluffy Files – Cloud Attachments
No videography today, the filmmaker had the day off. But stills show the story of cleats running the length of…
Fluffy Flies – Begin Making Clouds!
FLUFFY FILES May 7 – Affix license plate, finish external cleating, and BEGIN MAKING CLOUDS!!!! Fabricators are Jack (in from…
They Want Fluffy!
THEY WANT FLUFFY!!! The DMV issued its formal invitation. Good thing, as we’re building this sucker.
Fluffy – Wiring Spaghetti and Making Clouds!
I had a chance to visit with Fluffy yesterday, spending the day wiring spaghetti while Rebar helped and measured. Wiki…
Fluffy’s Clouds – A New Approach!
It was another Fluffy day. We estimate we will need 40 sheets of plywood cut into interesting, intricate shapes to…
Fluffy The Clouds Are Getting Fluffier!
Fluff-date was a small corp cutting out clouds and cutting on Fluffy. Amey’s back! She worked with Coco to cut…
Painting Clouds and An Official Inspection!
Kane & DK from outta town, Amey & Gizzo on clouding. Plus formal inspection from the Black Rock City authorities!
Largest crew to date!! Check out what they got done!
A dozen artists and fabricators crank out the clouds, paint up a storm and advance the lighting performance. Oh, and…
Build Fluffy with Us!
It is partly cloudy with a chance of magic.