The visual centerpiece of Pulse is an anatomically-correct heart, beating fire through its four chambers in a visually stunning spectacle emulating the blood flow through the human heart. The outer steel structure is formed by the intricate vasculature and predominant veins and arteries of the heart. Above the heart chambers, the pulmonary artery and aortic arch shoot spectacular pulses of fire into the night sky. (photos by Caroline Miller)
is a volunteer-based group of artists who make large-scale kinetic fire art. We began in 2000, as a group of six women and two men who wanted to learn the skills and knowledge to create large sculptural installations. Since that time, we have grown to over 100 members. Over half are women, but we welcome all genders.Our work stands at the intersection of sculpture, kinetics, robotics, pyrotechnics, and electronic technology. We create interactive large-scale fire sculptures that are both visually stunning and engaging, inviting people to become part of the art. Our sculptures are made of steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, glass and wood – and their sizes range from pretty small to really, really large. We make fire that blazes from 2 inches to 150 feet.