This year’s Burning Man Temple is a giant desert flower

This year, Burning Man attendees will be treated to a giant desert flower that’s both camouflaged by and stands out from the Black Rock Desert playa.

A brainchild of artist Ela Madej and designer Reed Finlay, the Temple of the Heart is a space for communal healing, a site to process grief and reconnect with emotions. The Temple’s Eastern European-influenced paneled canopy, an abundance of flowers, and, according to the artists’ statement, her “warm feminine energy,” are intended to elicit feelings of acceptance, protection, and maternal love.

Rose Altar (Ela Madej and Reed Finlay)

The structure’s towering centerpiece is the Rose Altar, a glowing

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