Sunday, November 27, 2011

Double Negative

There is nothing there, yet it is still a sculpture -Michael Heizer

The Double Negative was built between  1969-70 by artist Michael Heizer.

The sculpture is 1,500 feet long, 50 feet deep, and 30 feet wide

The idea behind the Double Negative sculpture is that he create something out of nothing. The sculpture was created by removing space, while looking across and expansive space of nothing thus being double negative….I guess

Double Negative now belongs to The Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Go to the Overton Airport address: 1110 Airport Road -89040
  • Then take Mormon Mesa Road heading north-east

  • Once you get to the top of the mesa keep driving on the more established road heading east roughly 2.8 miles across the top

  • Before dropping off the other side of the mesa turn left (north) following the rim of Mormon Mesa
  • Drive roughly 1.4 miles across the east rim of the mesa

An added bonus to the art is a beautiful natural work of art which is the beautiful viewscape of the Virgin River and the Virgin Peak

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