Junk Dada: Noah Purifoy’s Desert Sculpture

Metal, plywood, porcelain, paper, cotton and glass are twisted and stacked into sculptures spread across 10 acres of desert landscape.

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A Rock In the Mojave Desert So Large Visitors From Venus Came to See it: Giant Rock, CA

Giant Rock, Landers, CA. Tens of thousands of people attended George Van Tassel’s annual Spacecraft Conventions held at Giant Rock (three miles north of the Integratron), the largest freestanding boulder in the world coming in at seven stories high and covering 5,800 square feet of ground. The spiritually powerful place was a sacred Native American site…

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Death Valley’s Strangest Places

With a name like Death Valley, you might think that strange places abound, and you would be right. Salt flats, stark mountains, ancient lakes, and rugged rock formations make it a landscape that is often described as haunting and otherworldly. It’s also vast—large enough for visionaries, seekers of solitude, fringe miners, offbeat artists, or rescuers…