Over the 10 days it took for artist Michael Heizer's 340-ton rock to travel from a Riverside quarry to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, moving an average 5 miles per hour in a specially built, 260-foot-long transporter, over in France, artist Régis Perray moved 340 grams of dust through Nantes. He loaded it into a tiny toy dump truck and pulled it with his fingers. The dust came from Chartres Cathedral, a place "younger than Heizer's rock, but older than the history of the United States," partly built when, in the year 1145, citizens harnessed themselves to carts and pulled building materials to the site in an act... More >>>
PHOTO COPYRIGHT MICHAEL HEIZER AND LACMA/MUSEUM ASSOCIATES
The rock will be placed on top of the concrete trench to create Heizer's sculpture Levitated Mass.