God I love David Bowie. Not just his amazing music, but his contribution to the art world as a patron and a muse. He was more than an icon. He was a style. And while many say the true intentions of Burning Man died when they began catering to the wealthy with corporate packages and “jet parking” areas, I still feel like it serves as an amazing interactive art venue. And that’s totally in the ‘Bowie Style’.
And so it seems appropriate that Bowie’s godchild took a portion of the icons ashes, (with his widow’s ok) to Burning Man to scatter them in a small ceremony of 70 people at the Temple, a huge structure for attendees to pay tribute to their departed loved ones.
An attendee added: ‘We played [David’s] music the entire drive from our camp to the Temple and back. Most of us had the Bowie [lightning bolt] face paint on.’
The Temple, which takes a new form each year, was burnt down at the end of the week-long event.