MamaNOLA – 2011 CORE Project
Representing the greater New Orleans Burning Man community through the Burning Man CORE project, Mama NOLA was a 20-foot tall voodoo doll and temple built and transported to Black Rock City.
She will sat upon a temple that has a center altar, a place to leave offering to the loa. The temple had decorative lights and votive candles and an open view to Mama, rising out of the top of the temple. Local artists created various decorative art hangings for her outer and inner walls. Pull back a corner decoration, and a hidden ladder that provides you access to the rooftop deck, a wonderful observation platform from which burners relaxed and enjoyed the Playa, and let Mama ease their fears.
The New Orleans Burners created MamaNOLA using Mississippi River driftwood, cypress lath and other local materials.
We offered Mama NOLA to the Great Beyond on the Thursday before the Man burned. She will took with her the fears and negativity which her visitors placed upon her altar, and she also transported our messages to loved ones long past.