I was driving to work this morning and saw this parked in a vacant lot at the corner of Grove and Mission. It is known as the “Big Rock” or the “LACMA Rock” or even the “Big LACMA Rock” and it’s making headlines here in southern California as it makes its slow, lumbering way from a quarry in Jurupa Valley to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it will be part of an art installation called Levitated Mass.
I didn’t get a picture because (a) I didn’t know it was there until I pulled up at the signal and (b) I didn’t have time to pull out my phone, turn it on and take a picture before the light turned green and (c) it was 6:45 am and my brain doesn’t fully turn on until at least 7:30 or 8:00 am and it never even occurred to me to pull out my phone and take a picture. Oddly enough, it did occur to me to text an update to Facebook, which I didn’t do because as we all know, texting while driving is BAD. And my brain wasn’t entirely up to speed. Still, it was an interesting way to start my day … and I get to see it again on my way home, but I still won’t get a picture because it will be dark by then. So, the memory of the BIG ROCK will have to live in my mind rather than on the screen … which is a pretty frightening thought, when you think about it. Poor rock!
- You: On the road with LACMA’s big rock, minute by minute (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- 340-ton rock traveling, slowly, to L.A. art museum (cbsnews.com)