Burning Man's Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) consists of 35 effigies created by regional groups of burners around the world. They will encircle the base of the Man in a 600 foot ring in support of the Burning Man ethos as a global cultural movement. Houston's CORE effigy is our symbolic public offering at Burning Man. It's an interactive sculpture of a gaunt but strong longhorn steer emerging in triumph from the desert floor as he pulls himself up out of the very earth. The longhorn is a classic Texas symbol, but also a universal symbol of virility and fertility, honoring Burning Man's theme for 2012. For us, it also represents both the powerful urge to create, and the struggle often necessary to bring our creations to life.