“Suppose that the mass being elevated isn’t the hunk of granite at all but is instead a hunk of you. And, in the aggregate, us. Suppose we are the mass being levitated.
Levitation is a pretty obvious metaphor for a mysterious elevation of heart and mind from life’s rote habits, a lift that can characterize the profound experience of a great work of art. Whether or not Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” achieves that status is up to you, as it is to anyone who enters its space.”
Christopher Knight’s last thoughts on Michael Heizer’s monumental Levitated Mass at LACMA.
He addresses so many aspects of the work and reactions to it that I have been thinking a lot about recently as well (he always says it better). It has me even more excited to experience the work firsthand and determine for myself what I feel about it.