Following on from my zen mood of yesterday, today’s magical zen moment is courtesy of Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, an art installation near Las Vegas.
A joint collaboration between the commissioned artist, the Art Production Fund, New York, and Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, this gorgeous piece of work nestles within its majestic mountain and desert environment delightfully:
Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, approximately ten miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is situated within the Ivanpah Valley adjacent to Sheep Mountain and the McCullough, Bird Spring, and Goodsprings ranges of mountains. A creative expression of human presence in the desert, Seven Magic Mountains punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color. The exhibition opened May 11, 2016 and will be on view for two years.
Mountains and art. Thirty foot, day-glow, totems in the desert. Super fun, sited in homage to previous installations by artists of the 1960’s but gloriously of our time.
Images that bring a smile to your face and hitch the breath in your lungs.
See, and read, more on the Seven Magic Mountains website.
And now, back to reality. I’m off to my first Christmas dinner for this year. 🎄