is a female-driven, volunteer-based group of artists who have been making kinetic, mechanical fire art since 2000. FLG creates interactive large-scale fire installations that engage viewers and invite them to become part of the art. Flaming Lotus Girls’ work is a collaborative process that empowers participants to learn new skills and become experienced, talented, and active artists. We use a unique design methodology and a fluid organizational structure. Through an open and supportive cultural environment, the Flaming Lotus Girls promote creativity, education, volunteer contribution and leadership opportunities.
Charles is a founding member of the Flaming Lotus Girls, and has taken a lead role in many of their projects, designing and fabricating these spectacles of metal, fire, and light. In addition, all Flaming Lotus Girls projects are created at The BoxShop, a metalworking shop for artists and builders created and managed by Charles.