having fun

having fun

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Not a usual ART day

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is working on a new installation - Levitated Mass, which involves moving a 340 ton granite boulder across southern California. It started in or near Riverside and will settle in the Wilshire district of LA. It moves at night and in the day time the rock and transporter are on view.

Link to more information:http://lacma.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/levitated-mass-transport-a-gawkers-guide/

Today I decided, spur of the moment, to go track it down. It was in Long Beach yesterday and moved over night, I had the cross streets. In this day of all things electronics I sure could have used my old Thomas Guide, which I had deemed out dated. Me and my cell phone and Tom at his computer at work got me to the location.
Proving that I found it
It is really big. I think I heard the mover/rig had 156 tires. The big rock is covered with white
plastic and can be seem below and above the carrier.
Size of rock vs. size of car
Signs to control the traffic and parking at night.
I wonder how many cars were towed!
I loved my little get away, gas consumption and all.
I fit it in between having new car alarm desensitized (which failed)
and trip to physical therapy. Yesterday was 4 months since my
back surgery, progressing.


Linda A. Miller said...

Thanks for posting this...art in movement! Who knew?

Cindy Cooksey said...

What an adventure you had! Some of us just watched the rock on TV - you went out there and saw it in person!