Mark Swizee, Dept. of Spontaneous Combustion, will display at Compression in 2014.

Swizee's rose

Swizee’s rose

Todd Cox was new to Compression in 2013.  He displayed “Praying with Fire.”  (

A daylight shot.  You'll have to visit Compression to see the fire element.

A daylight shot. You’ll have to visit Compression to see the fire element.

Skirblah’s beautiful Phoenix.


Eric “Propaniac” Smith

Eric has a thing for Propane =)



Lynn Gamroth

Lynn creates beautiful glowing fire sculptures as Blue Desert Flame, and generously displays at our events.

Blue Desert Flames

Blue Desert Flames

Justin Cunningham

Justin spun fire for many years with Controlled Burn, and has additionally made some amazing art pieces the last few years, including an art car with flaming horns on the roof! The very first year we did Compression, Justin surprised the heck out of by arriving with this AMAZING piece of art in his truck. He basically says “Hey, I made this, and I thought it would be cool here so I brought it.” Here’s Justin, that first year, with Teresa, his creation:

Here is Justin’s awesome car:


Jeff Schomberg

Jeff Schomberg joined us in 2012 to bring the Celtic Forest trees to Compression, and followed up in 2013 with his fire daisies.

Jeff Schomberg's fire daisies


Pat Herz shares unassuming genius at Compression.

Pat Herz's Playa Tramp (photo by Teeje Jamison)

Thor and Fjorgyn.  We hope Fjorgyn will be completed in time for Compression, but if not, we will happily celebrate her on the playa.


Thor, by Dennis Alumbaugh and Playgods crew

Thor, by Dennis Alumbaugh and Playgods crew


Dogfish in mating display

Stay tuned for more artists!