Monday, April 19, 2021

Desert X Weekend Adventures

For a gamer, yes this look like a giant Super Mario question block. Do I want someone to graffiti that question block on there? Maybe. However, this piece is made out of water containers as it titled The Wishing Well, so kind of some deeper stuff to it. It does stand out though as two giant cubes only appear in video games.

The Wishing Well by Serge Attukwei Clottey
 James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center
480 W. Tramview Road Palm Springs
On view from sunrise to sunset

As LA isn't exactly still normal, we're suggest visiting Palm Springs nearby for the weekend or when you have some free time. We've been covering Desert X, the outdoor art exhibits that are only up until May, for a while now. We're showing a few more off. It's fun to get away from it all and find these different art exhibits scattered around Coachella.
Don't forget how the official Desert X shirt leads you to the Pacific Ocean.
As seen above, the beautiful Indian Land sign will make you homesick for the Hollywood one. It actually goes by the title  
Never Forget by Nicholas Galanin
North of the Palm Springs Visitors Center at Tramway Road
2901 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
On view from sunrise to sunset
Not sure how deep our thoughtful the art is as the Native Americans around Coachella have casinos and very much still exist. I'd say the art is more to be taken in by the wonder of it, then the deeper meanings of the artist, but to each their own.

Women’s Qualities by Ghada Amer
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage
The Center & Gardens is open Wed-Sun, 8:30 am – 4 pm

The Sunnylands Gardens and this piece are like a hidden paradise in the desert. It's just beautiful, just like one of the words in this piece. Walk through the garden and chill for a few on a nice shady bench. Or just take a ton of pics.

The Art Of Taming Horses by Christopher Myers
Tahquitz Canyon Way between Sunrise Way and Civic Drive, Palm Springs

You may want to park your car or drive slowly or you'll miss this metal horses by Christopher Myers.