HIGHWAY 62 ART TOURS 2018  Joshua Tree Areanorth of Palm Springs

MEG MADISON DESERT CHRONICLE:  Cyanotypes of desert plants on a 5-acre parcel part of the Creosote bush scrub ecosystem of the adjacent canyon between two volcanic buttes -FLAT TOP MESA / BLACK LAVA BUTTE section of SAND TO SNOW NATIONAL MONUMENT.

                                   Desert Chronicle , No. 182, Mojave Yucca , 22"  x 30"  2017 

                                  Desert Chronicle , No. 182, Mojave Yucca , 22"  x 30"  2017 

MADISON  DESERT CHRONICLE Sun-prints               
HWY 62 ART TOURS STUIDO NO 47

Saturday / Sunday October 13 and 14    10 AM to 5 PM     
Saturday / Sunday October 20 and 21   10 AM to 5 PM

Meg Madison makes cyanotypes, brilliant blue photograms, of all the desert plants on the 5-acre JEMEZ HOMESTEAD property. Jemez Homestead is in the Flamingo Heights section of Yucca Valley off Old Woman Springs Road as you drive toward La Copine Restaurant , The Integratron,  and Landers.  We are STUDIO NO 47 on the Highway 62 ART TOUR map.  Cyanotype demonstration and workshop. Saturdays Noon to 2 Pm  BOCCE BALL COURT open

LEE MADISON SCULPTURE GARDEN 
has a collection of the 3’ to 4’ tall ceramic sculptures by the deceased artist interspersed with native high desert plants and other artist’s work on a spiral path inspired by a cave painting in the Antelope Valley Indian Museum. Come stroll through the art garden, play a game of Bocce Ball, have a cool drink. 


  

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Outside the garden there is a land art project consisting of two nine foot circles with lava rocks
Nocturnal Animals/Janus” 
Andres Payan
Materials: Lava Rocks
approx 12' x 20' 
2017

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JEMEZ HOMESTEAD: STOLEN LAND map is a tool to investigate the sculpture garden inside the gate and venture out of the gate following the path to SAND TO SNOW NATIL MONUMENT’s Flat Top & Black Lava Butte segment.
Meg Madison 2017

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Mary Addison Hackett, Concrete Jetty (after Robert Smithson) 2017
www.maryaddisonhackett.com

Jennifer Kaufman 2017

Daniel Brodo, “Clay Troop excerpt” www.danielbrodo.com
 
 

private access road to
Black Lava Butte / Flat Top Mesa : Sand to Snow Natl Monument ( ACEC = Area of Critical Environmental Concern ) Black Lava Butte and Flat Top Mesa in the northeast foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains are home to both mountain and desert species. Varied soil types and topography allow plant communities ranging from cactus fields on the volcanic slopes to pinyon-juniper woodland to creosote plains. Over millennium, wind and weather have cut through the vast lava fields exposing granite bedrock below and leaving lava capped buttes high above. Many cultural sites cover the area including an extensive array of petroglyphs. Springs dot the canyon landscapes surrounding the buttes among granite boulder piles.
• Size  – about 6,350 acres
• Location: North of Joshua Tree NP. Map: BLM Desert Access Guide Big Bear Lake.
• The volcanic buttes that frame the skyline near Pioneertown are the last remnants of a vast lava field that covered the area 3 million years ago.
Jemez Homestead backyard tumbles into Sand to Snow National Monument, Black Lava Butte and Flat Top Mess Addition. RC Ranch Road goes for 2.2 miles into the canyon with giant boulders, geologic wonders with many volcanic basalt rocks, petroglyphs from Serrano people, native artifacts, wildflowers all spring after winter rains, birds, desert quall, jack rabbits, and other wildlife

Directions to Jemez Homestead / Studio no 47 :  From Hwy 62, turn north on to Hwy 247/Old Woman Springs Road. Proceed for 8.5 miles and turn LEFT on Chaparral Road (rocky dirt road, ok for ordinary cars) go to the top of the hill. Turn LEFT on Inca Trail, go to next top of hill. Turn RIGHT after the white picket fence, it will say private drive, road etc but it is the driveway. It is between the two properties, go till it dead ends at house. BEAUTIFUL View of new Sand to Snow National Monument. 
[ Do NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS  OR OTHER DIRECTIONS]

Directions from North:  From Hero Market, go South on  Hwy 247/Old Woman Springs Road, Go past the Lefevre’s Towing on corner of Luna Vista Road,  past Wood Road, LEFT on next  Chaparral Road (no street sign this direction ), Chaparral is a rocky dirt road, go to the top of the hill. Turn LEFT on Inca Trail. go to next top of hill. Turn RIGHT after the white picket fence, it will say private drive, road etc but it is the driveway. It is between the two properties, go till it dead ends at house. BEAUTIFUL View of new Sand to Snow National Monument. 
[ Do NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS  OR OTHER DIRECTIONS]  

2121 Jemez Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284   [Do NOT follow google Maps once off Old Woman Springs Road /Hwy 247]   email: info@megmadison.com     phone:   213.393.9333