the creative connectors podcast

Ep 27 - Marie Poliak (Art Car Fabricator & Creative Director)

Marie Poliak is a Creative Director and Art Fabricator. Marie along with her crew created The Prodigal Swan, Heavy Meta Dragon and now the Meta Phoenix which are art cars you can find at Burning Man and events across the US. In this episode, Marie provides insight into the process behind creating these large mythical moving beasts, how these pieces have created communities of 150+ people and inspired other art cars to be created. Marie also shares the empowerment she and other women have felt learning how to weld and use power tools and how this helps you to see the world through a new lens. We discuss what festivals and their communities mean in culture, how we can positively move forward from COVID-19, the challenges that come with making art cars and the importance of creating the world we want to live in.

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