Monday, September 17, 2012

Levitated Mass at LACMA by artist Michael Heizer



A while back I went to LACMA to renew my membership.  I remembered reading about the transportation of the 340-ton granite megalith to LACMA.  It has been installed there for quite some time, but I hadn't taken the time to go and see it in person.


Since I was there, I decided to take a look.  Titled "Levitated Mass" by artist Michael Heizer, the giant boulder is installed on a 456-foot-long slot and surrounded by flat earth.  The slot inclines down fifteen feet deep, using negative form for impact in the experience.  



It was certainly impressive and inspiring in its own way.  It is located on the Resnick North Lawn and no admission ticket is required.  The piece is part of their permanent collection.



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4 comments:

Donna McMorrow said...

That is such an interesting sculpture. Thank you for sharing.

Maša said...

Looks magnificent, but I think I would be afraid it could fall on me. :D I love the minimalist and almost surrealist look of the photos.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Very cool! I love seeing permanent street art.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Donna, Maša, and Miss Val's Creations. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I'm glad I decided to see it. You can't see it in these photos, but there are bolts on both sides of the giant rock, although I think the sheer mass of it is a major factor in anchoring it...