California Desert Art: Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum
While near Joshua Tree, California – I made a pitstop at the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Museum.
When I pulled up in the early morning, the light coming east across the desert was glorious. It bathed everything in a golden glow. To the west, menacing clouds gathered. And me? I stood nearly in the middle amongst a silent collection of curious assemblages.
Throughout my trip, I wondered many times if weird people gravitated to the desert or if the desert made people a little weird. Either way, I really enjoyed taking in something so far removed from my reality. I am always interested in peoples drive to create art.
Who hasn’t been here on a raucous Friday night, really:
Lunch tray tapeworm
Social commentary and an angry sky.
Streetlamps? Giant Q-Tips?
Some of the pieces felt a little murdery and creeped me out. I suppose work that makes you feel something is a success.
Good luck… toilet… horseshoe?
I build one of these yearly when we put our lawn furniture in the shed for the winter.
Sad lamp is sad.
Another space that made me feel like someone might’ve died.
So many toilets.
Love the boots 🙂