"City," artist Michael Heizer's land art in the Nevada desert. Tom Vinetz / Triple Aught Foundation / LACMA)
Carolina A. Miranda of the Los Angeles Times (though I always think of her first as @cmonstaha) does an overview of buzz on #ProtectCity, the movement to aid land artist Michael Heizer "reshaping a patch of desert in Nevada's Garden Valley into a truly monumental work of land art." From her story:
Now a campaign called Protect Basin and Range aims to get the land around the piece some sort of environmental protection. Garden Valley, it turns out, isn't just home to Heizer's magnum opus. It also harbors desert ecologies and ancient rock art.
From January, 2015: "Last week, a push to have “City” designated as a national monument began when Conservation Lands Foundation field organizer Laura Mistretta arrived in Las Vegas to begin a four-month campaign. The effort comes after Sen. Harry Reid’s Garden Valley Withdrawal Act (introduced last September) failed to pass. Designed as a way to protect “City” and more than 800,000 square miles of mostly federal land in the area from mining, it followed Reid’s suggestion four years ago to designate a national conservation area in Garden Valley." LV Weekly
Previously on PtD
ABOVE: Luis Varela Rico