Spottacus Cheetah is an inventor, entrepreneur, physician, biophysicist, and incurable romantic when in human form, and a cheetah or other felid when in true furry form. Best known mononymously as Spottacus, or even just Spotti.
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is not happy when forced to appear without ears, tail, or when asked not to purr, growl, hiss, bite, pounce, waggle, or lick (inevitably, that leads to some drama).
Born on a smoggy day in Southern California, Spottacus has been anthro since birth, slinky in the 90s, and is now furry too. Amazingly, he crawled on all fours well before he learned to walk upright and pretend to be human. He deeply worried his parents by continuing to purr and hiss well after "normal human children" ceased such activities, but his parents grew to accept his furriness, and his mom, sister, and niece have come to watch him at furcon fursuit parades, and his mom even has invited him to accompany her to her parties.
Spottacus is frequently seen in animal form, usually as a large spotticat. He didn't grow fur until late in life, but passed the "how furry are you?" test with 100% positive answers before he was 12. Spottacus' household includes three true feline spotticats, one of which is an African Serval.
Delivery mid to late 2019, this suit features articulated, vented leather scales. Made by Zarathus Dragon (@staticcreature0) as an experimental art suit.
Head by Drakonic Knight, body by BlueFox.
Underground daemon wolf. Suit by Clockwork Creature, paws by Lance Ikegawa.
Custom woven NFT stretch fur from a digital pattern, these spots are woven into the fabric on the loom, not dyed or sewn in. Suit by Lex Rudd of Primal Visions.
Part of a matching male and female pair of a sabertooth family. Made by Beastcub or Beastcub Creations.
A stretch fit fursuit with realistic head from Qarrezel of Clockwork Creature. The head won best of show at AC Art Show in 2011.
Serval suit by Furtech (Lance Ikegawa).
Suit by Atalon Deer.
Insect Suit by Temperance.
Made by a Moscow suitmaker, and based on SAO anime series "Gleam Eyes" monster.
Suit by Midori Gator. Hand sewn spots.
Toony version of Toofs Sabertooth. Head by Bambiboo.
We wander through life in search of companionship and love. For furries, many of us grew up with a feeling of being perennial outsiders in default society. Finding our soulmates, our matching partners with whom we can relax and experience life, is a surprising, amazing, and fulfilling journey. Three 6 ft tall anthropomorphic illustrations are seeded onto the Playa. Each has mate or mates back at Camp Fur (at 7:30 & Echo).
The piece is thematic: finding your soulmate is transformative and life-changing. We transition from single and isolated entities into a unit, more functional and more complete. A metamorphosis of the spirit.
The piece is personal: it encourages the viewer to remember or imagine their own searching for a soul mate.
The piece is participatory: it connects the outer playa to the camps in an emotional way (viewers are encouraged to imagine the separated soulmates) and in a physical way (viewers are encouraged to go find the mates (from the playa to camp or vice versa).
The piece is educational: it shares SFW art of the furry fandom in a safe and supportive way, including links for later exploration.
The 2019 Art theme is Metamorphoses
Art has been a central part of the Burning Man experience.
One of the 6 art pieces shown in the header is shown above. Each piece of art was completed by a different furry artist.
The effect will be glowing, otherworldly, life sized anthropomorphic creatures on the playa and on the Fur Camp perimeter. The placement is such that each mated set has one mate (or two co-mates) out on the playa, and the other third or half of the mated pair appearing at Camp Fur.
Each piece consists of 2-sided cloth art on a flat, rectangular PVC tubing frame standing 6' (2m) tall and 22" wide (60cm).
The frame that supports the cloth art, 2-sided LED illumination, and a secured rechargeable AA-cell batteries (that last 100h but will be swapped out daily each afternoon). The gentle light will allow the art to be viewed while on the playa, but not so bright it damages night vision or is seen brightly from afar.
The posts are designed to withstand 60 mph (100 kph) constant wind and 100 mph (165 kph) gusts. The ends of the posts connect the art frame to the playa through a supportive coupling secured to the playa with lag bolts.
The frame that supports the cloth art, 2-sided LED illumination that allows reading of the lighted plaque and dim illumination of the art, and a secured rechargeable standard D-cell battery (that last 48h but will be swapped out daily each afternoon), and connects the art frame to the playa with lag bolts.