Burning Man Projects
As a long-time Burning Man creator, Albany has been exhibiting large-scale installations in Black Rock City, Nevada for almost 20 years. Projects supported by The Burning Man Project are listed here:
2019 ♼ Larry Harvey Memorial
2019 ♼ Monumental Mammoth
2018 ♼ Passage
2017 ♼ Tara Mechani
2015 ♼ Shrine Ozan & Laffing Sal (revisited)
2011 ♼ Griffins
2005 ♼ Laffing Sal
2003 ♼ Great Temple Altars
2002 ♼ Belly of the Whale
2000 ♼ Body of Knowledge
1999 ♼ The Bone Tree (1999-2014)
1996 ♼ Avenue of the Arts Collaboration
The Youth Educational Spacecraft Project
♼ Healdsburg, CA
(Permanently installed in 2018)
This mobile spaceship functions as an interactive classroom providing hands-on learning in the creative and technical spheres of art, science and history. Led by Albany and supported by her team, youth groups from the San Francisco’s Tenderloin and Hunter’s Bay areas designed and built the exterior mosaic from recycled materials.
This magical time capsule of found objects has traveled since 2013 to engage the public at Exploratorium, San Francisco, Maker Faire, San Mateo, Burning Man, Black Rock City, Fremont Street + Zappos, Las Vegas and Abundance Silver Avenue Clinic, San Francisco.
As with many of Albany’s projects, Y.E.S. has been enthusiastically supported and funded by many community partners including: Burning Man, The Crucible, Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, The Exploratorium, Maker Faire and private donors.
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Daisy the Recycled Dragon
Albany’s penchant towards community engagement and support has resulted in Daisy, The Recycled Dragon. Daisy is a 20 foot-long Chinese New Year Dragon made from recycled materials and LEDs. Daisy was commissioned by Recology, San Francisco and still performs in Chinese New Year.
Hearts in SF
Albany was one of the initial 130 artists to participate in Hearts in SF, a successful fundraising initiative of the S.F. General Hospital. Albany took broken shards of Muni bus station glass creating Mariposa Bevelaqua, a piecing together of street debris to honour a friend who lost a limb in an accident. The original Mariposa Bevelaqua was purchased and now resides in England. Two further iterations were commissioned privately and one resides in the Trans-America Building in San Francisco.
Dana was selected as an Artist-in-Residence at Recology, a resource recovery company with over 100 years of collecting, sorting and re-distributing materials in California, Oregon and Washington states. As part of her residency, Albany produced work while engaging with school and adult tours about the value of recycling, sparking ideas for innovative ways to reuse materials. Her resulting work Odyssey Recology was on public exhibit at the PG & E building in San Francisco and became part of Recology’s permanent art and education collection.