Ten miles south of Las Vegas, in that stretch of nothingness between there and LA, is an art installation only planned to be there 2 years. It opened May 2016 and is now more than half way over.
It is worth a trip to nowhere.
It was built by the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone with a commission from the Nevada Museum of Art. I like it more than I like Vegas.
Which isn’t saying much thanks to how I feel about Vegas, which was kind of the artist’s point.
The installation, called the Seven Magic Mountains, is a human construction in a completely unnatural place for no other reason than human entertainment.
It is a pile of rocks and I think it has ten times more meaning than Vegas.