David Herbert is working at lightening speed as the Holy Mountain is starting to take shape in the East Gallery. Check out these photos of this excellent progress:
And to prepare for your inevitable visit, take a quick peak at the two films that are partly responsible for the inspiration of this work: The Holy Mountain and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
As the artist said himself about Close Encounters of the Third Kind,
“When I am working on a project I am often reminded of Richard Dreyfuss’s possessed madness as he builds the likeness of Devil’s Tower in his living room out of dirt from the front yard. Perhaps this is a romantic view of an artist having this sort of reckless abandon and hidden purpose to creating art.”