October 8, 2013

The Lightning Field - Walter De Maria

While at Cebolla Canyon, we split into groups of five and took turns having an overnight visit at the nearby permanent art installation The Lightning Field  by Walter De Maria.

The drive out to The Lightning Field took about an hour on gravel roads and upon our arrival, we all exclaimed at being able to just barely see the stainless steel poles in the afternoon light. Depending on the time of day, many of the 400 poles become nearly invisible depending on your location in proximity to them.

It takes a few hours to walk the one mile x one kilometer perimeter. We visited both at sunrise and at sunset, enjoying dinner and breakfast at the cabin in between projects, dance parties, and performances.

In the words of a fellow student: "It was unbelievable."

"The Lightning Field is protected by copyright. Photography of the sculpture and the cabin is not permitted." - The Dia Foundation

Muddy boots after visiting one of the many ponds on site.

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