Desert X 2017

DesertX is like a scavenger hunt for artworks that spans geographically from Whitewater  just northwest of Palm Springs to further south in Coachella, CA. It features 16 artworks from artists with a passion for global and local issues. Unfortunately, Nate and I only got to see 12 of the 16 pieces, as 2 of them are closed due to theft and another 2 are no longer exhibiting. With somewhat careful timing, we were able to visit the 12 in one day by driving through one giant figure 8 loop throughout the desert cities.

Monument by Will Boune

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Hearth by Lita Albuquerque


Circle of Land and Sky by Philip K Smith

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Hollow Earth by Glenn Kaino

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La Fiesta en El Desierto by Armando Lerma

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Curves and ZigZags by Claudia Comte

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Alive by Jeffrey Gibson


One I Call by Sherin Guirguis

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Mirage by Doug Aitken

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Donation Box by Gabriel Kuri


“I Am” by Tavares Strachan


Just a note: This photo of “I Am” does not do it justice! It is a night time experience that immerses you in a light show in the midst of darkness. From the ground all you can see are patterns of lights. From the sky, all the lights read “I Am”.


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