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The Sciences

At the Temple of Flux

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumSeptember 10, 2010 8:05 PM

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This beautiful photograph was sent by Lindsay Waldrop for the

Science of Kissing Gallery

. She writes:

I'm submitting this photo fresh from the playa at Burning Man 2010. It comes off the Temple of Flux, a spiritual art piece dedicated to Burners wishing to leave messages, tributes, and memorials for those who have died, those that are dead to them, and those that have impacted their lives in special ways during the past year. On Sunday night, the Temple and all these messages are burned. I came across this tribute, already covered in the thick, alkali playa dust of Black Rock Desert, and thought it would be perfect for your gallery.

It's assuredly one of my favorite images so far because it captures such an ephemeral moment. Given it's about to burn up, I can't help but be reminded of Green Day's 21 Guns. Submit your original photo or artwork for consideration in this growing collection of kisses across time, space, and species.

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