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Long View, a Polar Bear Stands in the Desert

Fundraising global stats: 99% left

Amount raised: $790

Amount left: $70,110

A 34 foot polar bear made from white car hoods looks across the boundless vista of Black Rock City. The polar bear is an unlikely visitor to the Playa made from materials transformed from another time and place. Manifesting forces of climate change, she is searching for allies. Taking the “Long View” is crucial to survival. Combining content and joy, we ask the viewer to develop a relationship with the animal. Polar bears help humans imagine a faraway place, a place most will never visit. They are uniquely positioned as ambassadors to bring the arctic into human awareness. Animals disappear to make room for our cars. Turning wrecked cars into monumental animals visually reverses this process and impacts the consciousness of the viewer.

   Recent Activity
Ivy donated $30 on 8/19/2018
DENISE ANDES donated $50 on 7/10/2018
Rebecca Haines donated $50 on 7/8/2018
GO Don and Lisa!!! We love and support you and your climate-conscious cool and groovy ginormous polar bear!! xx
Marge Sisson donated $40 on 7/8/2018
Worthwhile project to be a part of. Don's art is awesome!!!
Jet Zarkadas donated $100 on 7/5/2018
Right on!
Bobby Sarnoff donated $500 on 6/5/2018
Elizabeth “Hoot” Hellstern donated $20 on 5/15/2018
Way to go!! I can’t wait to see this at the Burn and to be a part of the Long View team!