The Flying Mountain - CODAworx

The Flying Mountain

Client: anonymous

Location: Mountain View, CA, United States

Completion date: 2022

Project Team

Project Management, Fabrication

Marcus Guillard

One Hat One Hand



Art Coordinaton

Gloria Beck

Burning Man Project

Art Coordination

Joe Meschede

Burning Man Project


One Hat One Hand collaborated with internationally renowned Artist Shrine to create The Flying Mountain. Shrine is a muralist and installation artist known for large-scale temples that are hand-painted and adorned by trash and found objects. His visionary art practice is a progressive, spiritual and social stance demonstrating his desire for sustainable living. Shrine refers to his confluence of global art projects as the Empire of Love as ritual and a movement.


This 40-foot talisman sculpture, located in the center of a vast clearspan space, creates a focal point for inhabitants of the building for both wayfinding and a deeper spiritual meaning.


Fabrication and construction took place at One Hat One Hand’s 35,000 sq. foot studio. From design and pre-visualization through welding and assembly, we prepared the perfect palette for Shrine to apply painting, assemblage, and folk art brush stroke decoration and recycled objects he is known for.

We would like to thank art curation partner Burning Man Project for their guidance with a highly complex project constructed in a rapid timeline.