Giant Fire Thistle

Steel, propane

9′ x 5′ diameter

Burning Man 2015

Giant Fire Thistle
(silybum flammeum majus)

Twenty thousand years from now, the earth is a sun-scorched wasteland barely fit for human habitation. Life carries on – plants and some animals have evolved with unprecedented speed in order to survive. The Giant Fire Thistle dominates much of the harsh earth using mind control to subjugate the remaining humans.

This specimen has traveled back in time to subjugate present-day humans, create paradox and general mayhem.

A word from our future vegetable overlord:

I demand worship! You are compelled to do my bidding.  Dance, bow, chant and shout; please me and see my mighty flame.