The 'Seven Magic Mountains' Brings Man-Made Mountains to the Dessert

By: Misel Saban - May 11, 2016
References: theartnewspaper & mentalfloss
The 'Seven Magic Mountains' is an art installation produced by a collaborative effort between the Nevada Museum of Art and the Art Production Fund that brings the mountains to the vast and barren desserts of Las Vegas. The installation features a modern take on mountains by recreating the massive rock formations using technicolor boulders that have been stacked together. The boulders are massive and are layered into technicolor towers for visitors to walk around and experience.

The installation features seven different boulder towers, each standing at roughly 35-feet and weighing over 50,000 pounds. The rocks offer a unique interpretations of mountains, recreating them using colors and a slender design that contrasts the existing mountains in the background.