Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas, Nevada
The Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas is a temporary art exhibit just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, that I’m currently obsessed with. The 7 totems are made of locally-sourced boulders piled up to 35 feet high. Each boulder is painted a different flourescent color. The colors pop against the desert backdrop, and create this interesting landscape outside of the busy Las Vegas Strip. It’s just so random yet thoughtful. I love it!
We’ve been twice to get our fill of colors in pictures and videos, but I’d like to go more often. Yes, it’s a social media dream, but it’s also really calming and peaceful. I love the juxtaposition of something man-made in the middle of nothing, and that that thing happens to be both natural and unnatural. Does it get more thought-provoking than that?
The piece’s website gives ample information on the Swiss artist, Ugo Rondinone , and his thoughts on the structure. My favorite is seeing video clips presenting a timeline of how the piece was created. It’s such an interesting place and a fascinating process! Check out more information and driving instructions here.
Unfortunately, this is a temporary art exhibit. The Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas will only be in Nevada, until May, 2018. At that point the Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas will be disassembled. The rocks are already showing signs of wear at 18 months, and will probably look even worse by May. It’s better to enjoy this beautiful piece for a short time than to have it eventually break down and become taken for granted!
It’s expected that another international piece will take it’s place once the Seven Magic Mountains are taken down, but we aren’t sure what that will be. At least we’ll be able to enjoy this peaceful place for the time being!