projects and information for david best's temple building crew

Welcome to These are some of our projects - past, present, and future.

Drawing by David Best

We are building a temple in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland in conjunction with the Artichoke Trust. Catholic and Protestant workers are coming together with some of the Temple crew to build a 75' structure with David Best in his traditional style. It will be open to the public on March 14 2015, for one week, for people to write memorials before being burnt. In a place accustomed to sectarian bonfires, the burning of this temple will be a bonfire for unification.

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The Temple of Grace (2014) : The Temple of Grace was constructed at Burning Man 2014.
(Image (c) Rod Hoekstra)

The Temple of Juno (2012) : The Temple of Juno was constructed at Burning Man 2012.
(Image (c) Spencer Jones)

The Temple of Remembrance (2012) : The Temple of Remembrance was built in cooperation with the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation on the grounds of the Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, California.
(Image Scott Hess)

Broad Street Bridge: Bicentennial Towers (2012) : (link 1) (link 2) Four unique 1,000-pound sculptures were installed on the pedestals of the Broad Street Bridge, on the western edge of downtown Columbus Ohio; built with The Columbus Foundation.
(Image Bill Coker)

The Detroit Dream Project (2008) : The Detroit Dream Project was built in the Brightmoor / Old Redford neighborhood of Detroit.

Temple of Forgiveness (2007) : The Temple of Forgiveness was constructed at Burning Man 2007.
(Image Scott London)

Temple of Hope (2006) : The Temple of Hope was constructed at Burning Man 2006. (Artist Mark Grieve)

Temple of Dreams (2005) : The Temple of Dreams was constructed at Burning Man 2005. (Artist Mark Grieve)

Hayes Green Chapel (2005) : The Hayes Green Chapel was a public art project built on the Green at Octavia and Hayes Street in San Francisco, with support from The San Francisco Arts Commission and The Black Rock Arts Foundation .

San Rafael Chapel (2005) : The San Rafael Chapel was constructed in a neighborhood of San Rafael, CA.

Temple of Stars (2004) : The Temple of Stars was constructed at Burning Man 2004.

Temple of Honor (2003) : The Temple of Honor was constructed at Burning Man 2003.

Temple of Joy (2002) : The Temple of Joy was constructed at Burning Man 2002.

Temple of Tears (2001) : The Temple of Tears was constructed at Burning Man 2001.

Temple of the Mind (2000) : The Temple of the Mind was the project that began it all. It was constructed at Burning Man 2000. It became a memorial to one of our crew that was lost just prior to the event, and as such became a sacred space for remembering others.
(Image Jim Provenzano)

New Stuff (more on news page):

2015-Feb We're building a temple in Northern Ireland as a symbol of unification.
2014-May We're building another B-Man temple: Grace.
2013-Apr Info on the Voigt foundation Temple of Remembrance.
2012-Nov New Juno pages up: photos, press/video
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