The Circle of Land and Sky

The Circle of Land and Sky

A month ago, I made it to The Circle of Land and Sky which was an art installation part of the Desert X project that took place in the Coachella Valley. Desert X was aimed to articulate the local issues that each artist thought would be important to shed light on. It caught my interest after I saw a lot of photos floating around on the internet of really cool art pieces placed all around the desert.

Unfortunately, I didn’t look it up prior to going to Coachella back in April so I didn’t realize that this particular installation was right next to the hotel I stayed at ( it literally was like 3 minutes away)! I rarely have moments of FOMO (fear of missing out) but I knew if I missed out on seeing this I would definitely regret it later!  So when I found out that most of the Desert X art installations were going away on April 30th, I decided to do a spontaneous day trip to the desert so I could see the three exhibits I’ve was dying to see.

My first stop was The Circle of Land and Sky which was an art installation created by Phillip K. Smith III. I got there for sunrise and was amazed by the 20 to 30 people who showed up that morning to catch the last sunrise! One person was telling us that he drove through the night from San Fransisco because he didn’t want to miss the chance of seeing the exhibit! I guess I wasn’t the only one who had FOMO! Hahaha 🙂

I really enjoyed seeing the sun go up and seeing the 300 geometric reflectors change as the light shifted. Apparently, the name The Circle of Land and Sky comes from the fact that at certain times of the day the sky is pulled down or the land is lifted up to the sky on the reflectors. I really loved the fact that since the sky was constantly changing the installation could never been seen the same way twice. That thought really resonated with me because I think it sums up life in a more poetic and artistic way.

I’m so happy I pushed myself to wake up early and make the drive out to see the sunrise. I will definitely be posting photos from the two other exhibits at a later date. I had so much fun styling my outfits for each location and can’t wait to share how they turned out. By doing something spontaneous, it showed me that sometimes a little adventure is just what I need to spark that creativity.

Have any of you taken a spontaneous trip somewhere? What do you guys do to spark your creativity? Let me know in the comments! 

Until next time!


Outfit details: Dark Green Tribal Print Ruffle Dress c/o of Make Me Chic, Combat Boots: Soda, Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet c/0 of Tippy Taste Jewelry, Star and Moon Sunglass c/o of Sunglass LA, Fringe Suede Leather Jacket: Forever 21 and Wool Fedora: Banana Republic