Robert Kilpatrick's "Bizzaro Saguaro" is a metal cactus sculpture that shoots huge flames and glows red and purple when it heats up.
Members of the Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater Company perform at the Fire Arts Exposition in San Francisco, May 18, 2006.
Orion Fredericks' "Echeveria Fountain" creates a vortex of water within which fire spins.
The Flaming Lotus Girls' "Fire Feather" blasts flame at the Fire Arts Exposition in San Francisco, May 18, 2006.
Nate Smith's "Fire Vortex" involves fire artists shooting flame into a vortex created by 12 big fans. The result is a fire tornado that vaults high in the air.
At the very end of the first day of the Fire Arts Exposition, May 18, 2006, participants were treated to a fireworks show in the parking lot of Monster Park in San Francisco.
Pyrocussion plays at the Fire Arts Exposition in San Francisco. The two-person group plays percussion instruments that shoot flame when hit.
A participant at the Fire Arts Exposition reaches up in celebration of the Flaming Lotus Girls' "The Gate."
Therm brought two pieces, "Thermo Kraken" and "Tesla Coil," to the Fire Arts Exposition in San Francisco. Thermo Kraken shoots fire, while the Tesla coil erupts in electricity.
The San Francisco performance troupe Vau de Vire Society performs onstage at the Fire Arts Exposition.
Bob Hofmann's "Wishing Well" was a beautiful addition to the Fire Arts Exposition in San Francisco.
Xeno, a San Francisco performance collective, performs their acrobatic, fire-based act.