Visit to Levitated Mass

I spent a couple of days up in Los Angeles earlier this week for some R & R and visited a few of my favorite spots in the City of Angels, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. I had to go to LACMA to see their celebrated new work of art, the huge boulder called Levitated Mass (LM).

LM was conceived over 40 years ago by artist Michael Heizer. It took him several decades to find just the right rock for the project.

I must say that you don’t truly appreciate just how massive LM really is until you see it in person and walk right up to it or walk underneath it. I’ve been following the progress of this piece of art for over a year, back to when the boulder was still at the quarry in Riverside county. Before finally seeing LM in person I had seen many pictures of the boulder, but I found it more imposing in person than I thought I would. Here is a picture of me in front the 340 ton monster rock. I’m 6’1″, so that gives you an idea of the size of LM.

Is Levitated Mass truly a work of art? Some have posed that question and my answer would be a resounding yes.

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