By Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 04:31 BST, 2 September 2019 | Updated: 04:31 BST, 2 September 2019
The fabled Burning Man statue went up in flames Saturday night as the multi-day culture and arts festival in the Nevada desert wrapped up.
This year's metal and wood statue and base stood about 60 feet and seven inches tall, with the man alone coming in at about 40 feet tall, the Reno Gazette Journal reported.
The statue was designed by Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu of arts group Hybycozo, who were selected during a public artists' call. In previous years, the Man's design was generated internally.
The Burning Man statue lit up the night (left) before it was set on fire (right) Saturday night
As the more than 60 foot Man structure burned, it was accompanied by a pyrotechnics display
As this year's Burning Man theme was 'metamorphoses,' a metal cocoon was fittingly wrapped around the Man, while its based was composed of woodwork and story boxes related to a butterfly's life cycle.
The Burning Man statue burn, one of the festival highlights, was preceded by multiple smaller burns earlier in the week,