Burning Man is an annual festival that celebrates art, music, and life, and in 2007 Brooklyn-based artist Mike Ross knew he wanted to build something special for it. Ross took two 18-wheeler tanker trucks and created a massive sculpture that was an incredible sight to behold, if these pictures are any indication.
The Big Rig Jig, as he named it, wasn’t just an incredible spectacle of modern art; it was also an interactive exhibit that allowed festival-goers to climb through the tankers and emerge through a portal at the top. The rear axles of the upper tanker served as a viewing platform, forty-two feet in the air.
According to the Seattle Times, “Ross was inspired to make the truck sculpture by the traffic in his neighborhood, where 18-wheelers make him nervous about his jaywalking habit. Also, Ross said, he and his girlfriend have hitchhiked across the country with truck drivers.”
It’s truly amazing what one man can do with a pair of old trucks and some imagination!