Year of 2018

Seven Magic Mountains art installation, Jean Dry Lake, Nevada

It’s easy to see how this brightly colored art installation near Jean Dry Lake caught the eye of photographer Renz Alfonso Dela Pena, the winner of the Bing #Amplifyingenuity photo contest. The installation, created by artist Ugo Rondinone, includes seven towers of boulders that reach up to 30 feet high. Its bold colors are meant to contrast with the stark landscape here in the Mojave Desert, where the piece will remain on display at least through 2018.

Ugo Rondinone is a Swiss-born mixed-media artist living in New York. His work frequently employs the experiential qualities of the everyday, often reflecting on the boundaries between fiction and reality.
Born: 1964 · Brunnen, Switzerland
Education: University of Applied Arts Vienna
Moonrise Sculptures by Ugo Rondinone
Moonrise sculptures by Ugo Rondinone. San Francisco mandates that new downtown buildings must include Privately Owned Public Open Space as per the provision of Section 138 of the city's Zoning Ordinance. Alongside the 555 Mission Street office tower, a through-block plaza features artful benches, a living wall, easy access from the sidewalk - and a trio of mottled aluminum heads by artist Ugo Rondinone.