Grand Rapids, Michigan: Project X

Earth Art by Robert Morris from 1974: a pair of paved, cracked-with-age paths in a park, crossed in the shape of an X. The paths start and end nowhere.

Address:
900 Fairview Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Directions:
Reservoir Park. North of downtown. I-196 exit 78 (College Ave). Drive west on the north side frontage road (Hastings St. NE) through a couple of traffic lights and stop signs. The street eventually veers right and turns into Fairview Ave NE. Follow this until it ends at a cell tower and park parking lot. Park, then follow the walking path about a hundred yards; you'll see the X paths partway down the hillside.
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Project X.

Project X

Project X by Robert Morris is a little known or understood 1974 art installation, essentially a giant X of 2 crossing paved paths running up an overlooked hillside. Often obscured by tall grass and wildflowers when viewed from below but visible when walking its cracked and weedy paved paths that lead nowhere, offering a panoramic view now of a baseball park, It has a curious feel of urban art archeology.

[Michael Baribeau, 11/22/2021]

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