Rhythm of Life – Yucca Mesa, California - Atlas Obscura
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Yucca Mesa, California

Rhythm of Life

Earthworks sculpture measuring 50 meters square. 

A breathtaking Earthworks sculpture installed in 2008 by the world renowned Australian sculpturist, Andrew Rogers, Rhythm of Life can be seen near the intersection of Old Woman Springs Road (SR 247) and Aberdeen just about five miles north of Yucca Valley in California. It can also be seen quite a bit outside of that intersection as the sculpture measures 50 meters square.

A distinguished artist, Rogers exhibits his work internationally and, those larger Earthworks sculptures that he can’t move around the world, can be found in numerous private and public collections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, the United States, and Australia. Rhythms of Life, perhaps the work for which he is best known, is part of a larger project that forms a chain of 47 massive stone sculptures around the world. The project spans seven continents, thirteen countries, and has involved nearly 7,000 people.

Know Before You Go

Follow SR 247 / Old Woman Springs north five miles until you come to Aberdeen. Turn right on Aberdeen and immediately find a spot to turn around, park, and look west towards the hills to see Earthworks. Or turn left onto the dirt Old Aberdeen Road, park, and look up. You're welcome to get up close to the sculpture, but leave your vehicle in the dirt lot and walk up.

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