We made it to the middle of nowhere over New Years. Then we drove another twenty miles east.
The Noah Purifoy Foundation, in Joshua Tree. Decades of sunbleached desert art. Though I can’t imagine two more dissimilar environs, it sort of reminds me of Opus 40 in Saugerties, NY. Both examples of a person with a singular, unfinished dream and decades to hash it out. One of the High Desert Test Sites.
The Salton Sea and Palm Springs at sunset, as seen from Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park.
Lauren and Joshua.
Your best bet in Twentynine Palms.
Salton Sea State Park. Yet another ecological disaster hiding in plain sight.
Lauren is unimpressed by Salvation Mountain.
Still Life With Tilapia.