Seven Magic Mountains / by Sarah Robertson

Seven Magic Mountains is a little unexpected. I was flipping through Instagram one evening when I came across a picture of some unique Hoodoo like structures that were painted crazy colors. I then proceeded to forget about it. When I found out I was going to Vegas, I thought that I should see what this was all about and experience the art for myself. The Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone created Seven Magic Mountains.  On the website the work is described as “A creative expression of human presence in the desert.” While I was there I was really struck by the idea of human beings and our interaction with the land. I think this type of land art really forces us to look at our own personal relationship with the land we encounter and what kind of impact we are having on it. [Shot on Portra 160 taken with a Holga]