In 2000, Lola was waiting in line to have her fortune told at Burning Man when Zafod Beatlebrox rolled up on his bicycle. A veteran of this “temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance,” Zafod recognized love when he saw it.

“The Oracle doesn’t know anything,” he said to her. “Let me show you some art.” She took his hand amidst a swirl of dust in Black Rock City, Nevada, and never looked back.

“All the principles of Burning Man spoke to me,” she says. “It’s an amazing place with amazing art and I met an amazing artist. The rest is history.” She moved from San Francisco to Park City and the couple married in 2005. Since then, they’ve lived on the Aztec Art Ranch, a 40-acre ranch just outside Park City. “We live and breathe art,” says Zafod. “It’s everywhere in our home.”

Their ceilings are sky blue and their walls a vibrant green or yellow. Instead of paint, Zafod adds dye to plaster. “I pushed the intensity to get deep, sharp colors that are very much alive,” he says.

Zafod grew up in Virginia and studied engineering and science. He moved to Park City in 1978 and built the home where they now live. He works with metal, concrete, stone and tile as well as reclaimed materials, and is a member of the Park City Artists Association. The self-proclaimed “sculptor-at-large” makes functional art — think steel circular staircases, cabinet doors decorated with antique hubcaps and dining tables with shining petroglyph bases.

And, of course, there’s the Mutant Vehicles for Burning Man. In total, he’s launched four art cars including “The Double Comfort Van,” “The Frog Prince” and “The Pilot Fish,” which made Forbes’ list of 2022’s Outrageous Burning Man Vehicles. His permanent sculptures include the flying object “Dare to Swim Upstream with Style” on Broadway in Salt Lake City and “Red Shoes Chase Away the Blues” at City Hall in Park City.

Lola built her career in corporate America, writing multimedia training programs. When she moved to Utah, she wrote for local nonprofits. Now, she writes fiction.

Her “Citrus Salon Mysteries” were inspired by color — hair color. Lola’s unique shade was created in collaboration with Tracy Lemon of On the Fringe Salon in Heber and Lola’s novels are about a hairdresser who helps her policeman husband solve crimes. “Petty Crimes & Head Cases” and “Cutting for Fun & Profit” are available at Dolly’s Bookstore.

For 12 years, the duo ran The Music Taxi, a fleet of vans with Christmas lights and microphones for “sing-along karaoke.” Sundance Film Festival movie star Liv Tyler and director Robert Altman, along with locals, were enchanted by the impromptu performance art. “It was so carefree and full of light,” Lola says. “People getting in and out of the van all evening and having the time of their lives.”

Indeed, everything about this sparkling couple crackles with life. They live life on their own terms and inspire others to do the same.