Levitated Mass

Levitated Mass rock

underneath Levitated Mass
Levitated Mass from below

So here it is, the Levitated Mass at Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art or LACMA. It’s a 340-ton granite megalith and can be viewed from all sides. In fact the negative space and the slot underneath it are part of the artwork. The artist Michael Heizer had conceived of this installation many years ago and finally succeeded in completing his vision in 2012. If you’re planning on visiting, there are lots of great photo ops at and around this installation, including a beautiful park next door with gorgeous plants and open spaces, the La Brea Tar Pits and the Page Museum.

I read a comment somewhere that stated that this rock is almost as big as one of the boulders used to build the Great pyramids in Egypt – puts it all in perspective, doesn’t it? 😉


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