the lightening field en Earth Notes: New Mexico’s Lightning Field <p>For over three decades, <a href="">a gleaming grid of 400 stainless steel poles </a>has drawn art-world visitors to a place more accustomed to pronghorn and occasional wandering cattle&mdash;the high, lonesome desert of western New Mexico&rsquo;s Catron County.</p><p>Commissioned by the <a href="">Dia Art Foundation </a>of New York, the Lightning Field is the creation of sculptor Walter de Maria, who in the 1970s designed this Earth Art sculpture as an homage to place&mdash;and to people&rsquo;s relationship to it.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Mahler 16740 at