Our Effigy will be a ten foot Kokopelli standing atop a round deck and shade structure. Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player. Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music.
Kokopelli Rising is a 1/2 size test run for the New Mexico CORE project. It is evident that this project has pulled our local community closer together and it is our hope that it will pull Arizona and New Mexico regions together as well!
With Flames shooting from his head, Kokopelli Rising beckons participants from his perch atop a circular platform which will double as a bar. This structure will be enclosed by a skirt of salt cedar branches creating a beautiful New Mexico style space to enjoy some home brew and other tasty treats before we set him a blaze.