Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron, Terry Gross // The Temple of Whollyness


Gregg Fleishman, the lead artist on this project, is best known for his work in architecture and design. Fleishman’s acclaimed architectural structures have been featured in numerous articles by the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times , as well as the Wall Street Journal. Best known for his SCULPTCHAIRS, they are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Yale University Art Gallery, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Melissa Barron (Syn) and Terry Gross (Lightning Clearwater III) have extensive experience building interactive large-scale art at Burning Man , including Crowning Glory (2007); Otic Oasis (2011); Otic Oasis (2012), and the Man Base Pistil (2012).
The Temple of Whollyness’ design stems from Fleishman’s work using the ‘Rhombicube’ – a reference to a diamond panel form constructed out of a 3-D checkerboard of cubes. It was named after the artists’ purpose for the structure – a space to reflect upon how to become more whole. It’s central pyramid – an 87’x87’ base – stands 64’ tall and was crafted out of geometric interlocking wood sections fitting together without the use of nails, glue or metal fasteners. The Temple of Whollyness was burned on Sunday, September 1, 2013.
To find out more about the temple and its artists, visit http://temple2013.org/

 
Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron, Terry Gross // The Temple of Whollyness