Seven thirty-foot towers of limestone have appeared in the desert just outside of Las Vegas. The installation is by the Swiss-born artist Ugo Rondinone and is called Seven Magic Mountains.
The installation can be spotted off Interstate 15, 21 miles to the south of Las Vegas, and is expected to be seen by some 16 million people passing along the interstate after arriving on flights to Las Vegas. This would make it one of the most viewed pieces of land art in history. The neon stones are certainly stunning… and they’re massive!
The installation is presented by Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art and was five years in the making. The columns are made from locally-sourced limestone. If you have a chance while visiting the area, don’t just drive by and snap a quick pic. Get out of the car and get closer to really experience the work.