November 14, 2012

Levitated Mass – The rock has landed

Levitated Mass.  A 340 tonne rock has landed on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  40 years in the making artist Michael Heizer vision is finally realized.  Perched on a trench 456′ long, 15′ wide that gradually descends 15′ deep giving the perception that the rock is levitating as you walk down.

There are many remarkable elements about this installation including the logistics in transporting this mass from 100 miles away which is a great story in it’s self, but for me the longer lasting element is the simplicity in the instant serene contrast and beauty you feel between the natural rock and the clean linear lines of the trench.  All of which is magnified by the fact that it can be seen and experienced from so many angles.  Even from Micheal Heizer early drawing you get a sense of this feeling.

No doubt a must see next time you’re in Los Angeles.