|Published:||Aug 08, 2012 7:19 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 09, 2012 10:28 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - You can't miss James DiGiorgio's 3D metal art creations in Fort Myers. Now his work will be center stage at an annual event known as The Burning Man Project.
"Just imagine it out there, all lit up, with the DJ sitting on top of this thing 20-feet up in the air, in front of 50,000 people. It doesn't get much better than that," DiGiorgio said.
James DiGiorgio is a trained machinist, turned artist.
"I taught myself how to blacksmith, how to forge," he said.
He's lived in Fort Myers for more than 13-years and has been a working on his craft for 25.
"No it's not work. I'm one of the lucky few, people pay me to do this, I absolutely love what I do. I'm fortunate like that," DiGiorgio stated.
WINK News stopped by his studio on Hansen Street to see his latest creation, an RV that's been transformed into an airplane.
"This thing will actually be a movable stage, the wings will have the jet engines on it and on the jet engines will be the subs," he said.
The piece was commissioned for a week-long annual event known as The Burning Man Project.
"It's just a gathering of 50,000 freaks that want to create art for the sake of art," he said.
"Playa One" as it's called, cost more than $300,000 dollars in materials.
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