Last weekend, I had another impromptu spontaneous and quick trip to Las Vegas. Sometimes Vegas just… happens? amiright? lol Anyway, one of the highlights was finally being able to visit the Seven Magic Mountains.
The Seven Magic Mountains is a large scale art installation consisting of series of seven huge totems that are made of stacked neon day-glo boulders. It’s located just off Interstate 15 only a few miles from Las Vegas. You totally can see them as you enter or exit Vegas if you’re coming from Los Angeles.
Artist Ugo Rondinone created and chose the location as “…physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural and the artificial: the natural is expressed by the mountain ranges, desert, and Jean Dry Lake backdrop, and the artificial is expressed by the highway and the constant flow of traffic between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.”
Here’s a fun video of the making of the piece:
The Seven Magic Mountains will remain up until 2018, so hopefully you all get a chance to see it in person soon!
Find out more information about visiting here.
photos by Jonathan Lo / J3 Productions