If I could spend my life traveling the world taking in all the latest and greatest art exhibits and installations, it would be a dream come true. I love art. It inspires so much wonder and awe in me. Large scale art installations and sculpture, in particular, encourage thoughtful reflections and a desire to leave my own impact on the world. When I learned about the Seven Magic Mountains art installation, 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas, of course, I was filled with a familiar feeling of longing to check it out. I have yet to manifest a private jet, so I am still longing but thanks to the internet, I have been able to see and read all the wonderful photos and text on Nevada's latest land art.
Seven Magic Mountains is a land-art installation by Ugo Rondinone, located in the desert, south of Las Vegas. The process from idea to completion took five years and is a production of New York's Public Art Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art. The installation consists of seven towers of large boulders painted in bright, fluorescent colors. To quote the Las Vegas Sun, "The site-specific installation exists in the way that Las Vegas does: real and not real, magical and disarming, to some an eyesore, to others a profound statement speaking as vividly in daylight as at dusk." Seven Magic Mountains opened on May 11, 2016 and will be on view for two years. I hope I get to see it in person!