An Artichoke Project

Pauly Walnuts

Paul was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He currently lives in San Francisco, California. He first went to Burning Man in 2004 when David built Temple of the Stars, a quarter mile long exquisite structure that was his and the Temple Crew’s gift to the community. His experience was transformational leading to work on large-scale art installations for Burning Man. He says the most rewarding and humbling experiences have been working on the ‘temple’. He has worked on several ‘temples’, including David’s Temple of Juno in 2010 and the Temple of Grace in 2014.

I spend my time sailing, motorcycling and trying not to get in motorcycle accidents - not too successfully. Oh and by the way I was a bystander in a drive-by style shooting which left me paralyzed from the chest down. It was at the burn of the ‘temple’ that I understood the power and healing.