One of my absolute favorite places to visit in the desert is an art gem located a few miles outside of Joshua Tree, down the dirt roads of Mojave desert land. I first learned about Noah Purifoy when my husband and I visited the Watts Towers in South L.A. Noah was one of the founders of the Watts Towers Arts Center, as well as a sociologist and artist, in his own right.
I then visited the LACMA 2 years ago with my friend, Vibha. A temporary exhibit called “Junk DADA” featured Noah Purifoy’s art pieces from his desert studies. Since then, we have visited the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Art Museum twice, and I have gotten some great shots with my Canon ae-1 program . The photographs, in turn, have provided some poetic inspiration. ♥ Nisi