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Bringing Baba Yaga's House Home

For centuries this ornery witch's hut has walked the earth searching for the proper spot for an enchanted avian dwelling to roost. Finally, Baba Yaga's House has found her next home - Fly Ranch. For five years, Yaga will serve as a guardian to a 3,800-acre oasis of hot springs, cold springs, geysers, plant life, and animals. Nestled 20 minutes north of Gerlach, this breathtaking landscape is an explosion of life hidden within the Black Rock Desert.

 

Our five-year installation is a rare opportunity for our community to come together to help place a large-scale art piece at a unique home for all to enjoy.

Fly Geyser

Visiting Baba Yaga's House

In 2018, we created Baba Yaga's House as a Burning Man Honorarium to bring the fabled woods witch to the austere land of Black Rock City. After our successful build and debut, we brought Baba's house back home to an art yard in Reno where she has patiently waited for her next adventure.

 

Keeping in line with the folklore of Baba Yaga, we always dreamt of one day installing her house in a wild place on the edge of humanity. Our collaboration with Fly Ranch is exactly what we wished for!  This new site will allow Baba Yaga's House to integrate with the surrounding landscape where she'll spend most of her time alone with the land. Fly Ranch is privately-owned by the Burning Man Project and Friends of Black Rock host 3-hour guided nature walks on the property during which anyone can experience the magic of Baba Yaga and Fly Geyser. We are excited for visitors to spend quieter moments with Yaga during these intimate walks with Friends of Black Rock where they can fully enjoy the natural world around them and our ancient witch house. 

 

In our rewards, we are offering a special nature walk through Fly Ranch with the crew members of Baba Yaga. Our perk allows you to visit the Fly Ranch property and Baba Yaga with the artists who created the sculpture. We are also offering several spots at our art work weekend & celebration campout at Fly Ranch. This weekend will entail actually working on the sculpture and getting your hands dirty for the love of the witch.

 

In the spirit of inclusivity, we are offering an "opportunity drawing" for a certain amount of spots at both the afternoon nature walk with our crew and the campout! If you can't donate big but you're OBSESSED with Yaga, don't sweat it! We want you to be there! You'll have a chance to test the fates closer to the dates of our nature walk and our campout weekend. May the luck of the woods be in your favor. 

Photograph by Trey Ratcliff

Photograph by Trey Ratcliff

The Logistics

We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity to place Yaga's House in such a beautiful and untamed space. The non-profit Burning Man Project is supporting us with communications and logistical support including access to heavy equipment, power, and water. However, we must raise $45,000 dollars from our community to make this installation possible. This is your opportunity to be part of the next chapter in the story of Baba Yaga and we hope you’ll join us.

 

Your donations will supply:

✶ Transportation

✶ Insurance/Legal Fees

✶ Maintenance

✶ Engineering 

✶ Materials & Supplies

 

We plan to install Baba Yaga's House in late July. This install date will enable Yaga fans to spend time with Baba Yaga's House in late Summer & Fall during Friends of Black Rock nature walks. Moving Yaga before this year's event will also make room for new 2019 Burning Man art at our current storage site. 

 

The elements at Fly Ranch can be abrasive much like the playa, with high winds, flooding, snow, and rain. To ensure that Baba's House stays safe and secure, we will visit her four times a year for maintenance and love. If you would like to volunteer on the Yaga maintenance crew, please reach out to us at art@thecauldronart.com.

Photograph by Rachael Grisedale

How You Can Help

✶ Like witch stuff? Into folklore? Want more weird art in the world? ᴘʟᴇᴀSᴇ Sʜᴀʀᴇ ᴏᴜʀ ᴄᴀᴍᴘᴀɪɢɴ and let the good word of our lovely child-eating witch and her chicken house be known! 

✶ Help us install our gigantic witch's house within this wild natural land! The biggest impact you can have is through donating to our fundraiser. Each dollar we earn brings us one step closer to five years at Fly Ranch. ᴅᴏɴᴀᴛᴇ ᴛᴏᴅᴀʏ!

✶ Follow us on social media to see more of Baba Yaga's story. We are always posting updates on Facebook & Instagramᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴊᴏᴜʀɴᴇʏ ᴏF ᴏᴜʀ ɴᴇᴡ ɪɴsᴛᴀʟʟ ᴜɴFᴏʟᴅ.

Want to know more about Fly Ranch? Interested in volunteering? Learn more on the Fly Ranch website, read their 2019 roadmap and follow the project on Instagram

Thank you for your support and appreciation!

Your kind words, emails, photos and videos mean the world to us.

If you have something to share feel free to email us directly at art@thecauldronart.com

Many Blessings, 

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$10 USD
Baba Yaga Thank You Card & Blessing
Estimated delivery Aug 2019
Thank you for supporting Baba Yaga! You'll receive a special thank you card with our new Baba Yaga Fly Ranch design made by tattoo artist, creative and magick practitioner, Jackie Rye. Each card is sent with the blessing of the Baba.
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$20 USD
Wooden Baba Yaga Stickers by Sa Misuria
Laser cut by our resident painter, deco queen and artist/owner of Parliament of Owls, our wooden Yaga stickers are art all on their own. Get a three pack of these handmade stickers to share with your tribe.
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$35 USD + shipping
Yaga Medicine Bags by Ashwinn & Sprocket
  • 3 claimed
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Estimated delivery Sep 2019
Carry a bit of magick with you wherever you go. Sprocket, our project lead, and Ashwinn, our chef master, have blessed, cleansed and anointed these bags just for you. Each pouch is packed with intention to give you a Baba boost.
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$45 USD
Moon Phase Yaga Shirt
Weave wonders and gaze at the cosmos in your Baba Yaga T-shirt designed by the illustrator and fierce Connecticut Swamp Witch, Kitty Lenti.
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$65 USD
Eye of Newt Hoodie
Keep your peepers peeled with our special eyeball hoodie, complete with Baba Yaga logo on the front. Designed by the infamous Kitty Lenti.
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$100 USD + shipping
Yaga Divination Coins by Ilana Murray
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Estimated delivery Sep 2019
Gain the guidance of Yaga with our hand-casted divination coins created by Ilana Murray of The Golden Gear. This double-sided coin features an open eye & a closed eye to provide some sight into your future.
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$250 USD + shipping
Handmade Hip Bags by Hannah Spring Vanarsdale
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Estimated delivery Aug 2019
Adorn yourself with a gorgeous hip bag specialty made for Baba Yaga's Book Club. We originally created these last year as a gift and an offering for each person who became a Baba Yaga at Burning Man. Hannah Spring Vanarsdale of Blackbird Leatherworks is creating a new line of bags just for our Fly Ranch Supports. Hip Bags will be sent out early so you can don them on Playa!
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$1,000 USD
Fly Ranch Nature Walk with the Baba Yaga Crew
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Estimated delivery Oct 2019
Join the Baba Yaga Crew for a special nature walk through the Fly Ranch Property culminating at Baba Yaga's House. Meet the artists who created the sculpture, ask them all of your questions and spend an afternoon exploring the house of Baba Yaga. Please remember, if you wish to visit Fly and Baba you can always sign up for a donation-based nature walk with the Friends of Black Rock!
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$5,000 USD
Baba Yaga Camp Out & Art Work Weekend
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Estimated delivery Oct 2019
Spend an entire weekend camping with the Baba Yaga Crew and their extended family. This art work weekend will culminate in the Celebration Opening Ceremony of Baba Yaga's House. Help us build and create! This will be an intimate gathering complete with starry nights, bonfires, physical labor in the blazing sun, hot spring dips and, of course, Baba Yaga. This reward includes a plus one! Bring your friend!
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$50 USD + shipping
Celestial Pendant Necklace by Bethany Ann
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Estimated delivery Sep 2019
Everything is shiny with Bethany and Highway 447 Copper. You'll receive one of her custom Yaga pendants made with special stones to channel your hedgewitch power. Bethany is the Deco lead of Baba Yaga's House so expect a ridiculous attention to detail on each one of a kind piece.
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$100 USD
Tarot Reading with Shannon O'Keeffe
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Estimated delivery Oct 2019
Receive a Tarot Reading from our stained glass lead and local white witch, Shannon. You reading can be virtual or in-person if you live near the Reno metro area and are willing to travel to Shannon's magical garden.
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