We took the kids to Coachella Valley during the President’s Day weekend to visit art installations for Desert X 2019. The art exhibits are free and open to public from February 9, 2019 to April 21, 2019. The art exhibits are installed in different parts of the Coachella Valley.
Leaving home early to maximize light and hopefully catch sunrise in one of the installations, it was almost 7 am when we parked the car on the side of the dirt road. First stop was Specter by Sterling Ruby; It was unforgettable because It was so windy, cold and we experienced being in a “ mini sandstorm” Sand affected our visibility and we had sand on our hair, ears and clothes. Now I understand why there’s plenty of wind farms in the Coachella Valley.
From the side of the road, we walked a few feet towards the “orange glow of a rectangle which stood proud and unique against the mountain and the wind mills. We were not able to visit all the installations for lack of time.
Specter by Sterling Ruby
Snowcreek Canyon Road, Whitewater
Western Flag by John Gerrard
Dive-in at the Cross Hike by Superflex
Lovers Rainbow by Pia Camil
A Point of View by Ivan Argote
Mosquito Net by Cecilia Bengolea
Ghost Tree by Katie Ryan
Desert Hot Springs