Several days ago THE ROCK began it’s journey from a dusty rural quarry near Riverside California on it’s way to the LACMA. The trip has been in planning for many years.
It’s journey unexpectedly created a ‘pop culture’ movement as it travelled along surface streets because it is too big to ride on the freeways. Top speed was 8 MPH on the straight-always. Thousands gathered at several points creating spontaneous block parties and cheers.
MAKES YOU WONDER, HOW DID THEY BUILD THE PYRAMIDS ? THIS WAS ONLY ONE ROCK !
Riverside CA can be proud that a piece of ‘The Rock’ will be levitated at the LACMA.
THE ROCK ARRIVES AFTER A WEEK LONG JOURNEY:
Details on how the rock came to be can be found
Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer is composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA's campus, over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. As with other works by the artist, such as Double Negative (1969), the monumental negative form is key to the experience of the artwork. Heizer conceived of the artwork in 1968, but discovered an appropriate boulder only decades later, in Riverside County, California. At 340 tons, the boulder is one of the largest megaliths moved since ancient times. Taken whole, Levitated Mass speaks to the expanse of art history, from ancient traditions of creating artworks from megalithic stone, to modern forms of abstract geometries and cutting-edge feats of engineering. Frequently asked questions.(PDF | 234kb)