Photo: Gianfranco Gorgoni
Rendering of Seven Magic Mountains.
FIELD NOTE: With a final roll for funding to transport boulders the Nevada Museum of Art will soon be close to ending their Sisyphus moment. That will help complete Seven Magic Mountains, Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s public art sculpture south of Las Vegas. They are close and just need one last push at their Kickstarter page. As of this morning they are hovering at $49,420, just short of a $50,000 goal. The 25 feet high rock totems will be installed near Jean Dry Lake off Las Vegas Boulevard, 10 miles south of St. Rose Parkway.
ADD MAY 1: Amanda Horn writes about the incoming sculpture for RGJ, including the quarry collaborator. "For Las Vegas Paving Corp., excavating massive boulders was a deviation from 'business as usual.' Typically, rock material sourced from the company’s quarries are crushed and used to build roads, highways, bridges and other large-scale industrial infrastructure. This is the first time the company was enlisted to work on a public art project."
The Kickstarter campaign as 5 days to go, and though reached its goal, continues to welcome public art backers.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.