As my gal pal, In Spades, cleverly stated on my Instagram post last Friday, “this is like your Dollywood” and seriously, though = it felt like the mother ship was calling this kooky Jenna home ;)
The Seven Magic Mountains is a new two-year public artwork exhibition located in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring seven, thirty to thirty-five-foot high dayglow totems comprised of painted, locally-sourced boulders. It was something that just randomly popped up on my Facebook newsfeed one day and luckily I had this trip last weekend already planned for Vegas. And simply put = it was something I absolutely had to see and knew I would regret FOREVER not doing. Plus, anyone who knows me KNOWS how much I love art, adore color and almost live for both. It was something that just HAD to happen and I am so glad it did.
I mean other than seeing Van Gogh’s Starry Night at MOMA a few years ago in New York City, Seven Magic Mountains was the best art experience of my life and I hope to go back again and again the next two years to see it as much as possible, because it IS one of my absolute happy places. Thank you to my friend, Kim, for picking me up from the airport and joining me for this artistic adventure. It is a gesture I will not soon forget.
“The location is physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural and the artificial: the natural is expressed by the mountain ranges, desert, and Jean Dry Lake backdrop, and the artificial is expressed by the highway and the constant flow of traffic between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.” — Ugo Rondinone, Artist of Seven Magic Mountains
You can read more about the Seven Magic Mountains on their site and PLEASE [I beg of you] IF you’re going to be in the Vegas area anytime the next two years, YOU HAVE TO GO!!! Trust me. You’ll be overjoyed you did!