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A Tribute to my brother, burning man 2015

It might not be impressive standing next to the large scale art creations at Burning Man, but this project is immeasurably special to me. I put my heart into it’s symbolic design and installation. I have grown to internalize many significant things in my life in two ways: through the experience itself and by capturing it on film. These images tell the story of making and raising my project. It is now in my garden- a place of peace and beauty. Many thanks to Brigette Nelson, my husband James Cole, and all who helped in bringing this tribute to life.

My brother August is a fallen hero. He had two tattoos. A Chinese character placed on each of his shoulder blades. When translated into English, mean “protector” and “warrior”. These two words vividly describe Augie, which is why I chose to incorporate them into my art piece. The two symbols represent who he was on earth. The circular shape and movement (as a mobile) has no end, which represents where he is now and for all eternity.

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Bret Cole Photography, Lifestyle Film photographer in Lake Tahoe, Burning Man 2015, Black Rock City, Playa Art Installation, Augie

Augie’s Tribute Art Piece