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Joshua Tree, California: Transmission

Surreal art by Daniel Popper of a concrete woman's head and four hands with holes in them. 28 feet high. Fenced off; you can view from a distance.

Address:
2015 Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree, CA
Directions:
From Joshua Tree drive east four miles on CA-62/29 Palms Hwy. Turn north (no stoplight) onto Sunfair Rd. Drive 5.5 miles (the pavement ends when Sunfair Rd becomes Coyote Valley Rd). Pull off on the right shoulder and walk the fenced-in path uphill to the only official viewing area.
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Transmission Art

Transmission is the latest large installation by artist Daniel Popper. The giant forms are made of steel, reinforced concrete, and mosaics with a dichroic glass mirror that changes color depending on the viewing angle. She stands 28 feet above the desert floor.

[Donald Burns, 09/14/2023]

According to a plaque at the sculpture's fenced-in viewing area, the message of Transmission is that "we are all divine." Then it adds, "NO TRESPASSING." We can all be divine from a distance.


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Iwo Jima in the Desert, Twentynine Palms, CA - 28 mi.

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