A burning desire to be part of art with heart

MAN VERSUS BEAST?—Agoura Hills resident Abraham Raphael holds a piece of Squirt the octopus that trekked with him to this year’s Burning Man event in the Nevada desert. IAN BRADLEY/Acorn Newspapers

Art for art’s sake, not for money or fame—as the saying goes. This year at Burning Man, the weeklong festival in the Nevada desert, the art was out of this world.

Agoura Hills resident Abraham Raphael, 46, is one of the more than 70,000 people who trekked to the Black Rock Desert for the August ...

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