Harlan Emil Gruber, inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller and Paolo Soleri, attended Parsons School of Design and received a degree in Environmental Design in 1985. His sculptural furniture designs have been exhibited in NYC at Art et Industrie, Knoll Furniture Showroom and the Clodagh Center for American Design. He was a partner in a store on the Lower East Side of NYC from 1989 to 1994 called “Pluto Dog on the Earth”. Moving part time to Taos, NM in 1996, he has continued to exhibit in NM galleries including All Points, Shipley and Fenix in Taos, Shack Obscura in Santa Fe and Donkey Gallery in Albuquerque. He started attending the Burning Man festival in 1999 and has created large scale art installations there since 2003. These installations are now being brought to a variety of other venues and festivals besides Burning Man to provide the experience to more people.