Last weekend, me and my family took a trip to Las Vegas and I told them we had to make a special stop along the way. When I told them where we were going, my mom said she had never even heard of the Seven Magic Mountains, also known as the big colorful stacked rocks on the way to Vegas. So, we started wondering what they meant and who put them there and all that good stuff. I did a little research and this is what I found out…
According to their website, internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation.
Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is situated within the Ivanpah Valley adjacent to Sheep Mountain and the McCullough, Bird Spring, and Goodsprings ranges of mountains.
A creative expression of human presence in the desert, Seven Magic Mountains punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color.
The Seven Magic Mountains are located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, approximately ten miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. The exhibition opened May 11, 2016 and will be on view for two years.