Sacred Fire, Namibia

Andrew Rogers2014-01-10/2014-01-10

Rhythms of Life

Rhythms of Life

Sacred Fire, a stone structure, was built with the assistance of the Himba in Namibia in the Namib Desert on the border with Angola. The Himba people are considered to be the last true nomads in the world. They believe in ancestor worship and connect to their ancestors through a sacred fire kept alight continually in accord with a centuries old tradition. This 46ft (14m) diameter form, consisting of 10 tons of stones, was selected by the elders of the tribe. Sacred Fire is the 49th structure of Rogers’ global Rhythms of Life land art project - the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world

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