In 1947 sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski, moved too Thunder Mountain. He constructed a 741 foot staircase to the peak of the Mountain to begin, with his lone jackhammer, possibly the worlds largest sculpture, Crazy Horse (http://www.crazyhorse.org/carving/face/index.shtml). For the next 33 years he chipped away at the mammoth mountain side until his death.
His eye is 12 feet wide, his outstretched arm the length of a subway train. And by the time his horse is finished, we’ll all be dead. Ready Made
The recent issue of Ready Made (http://readymademag.com/currentissue.php) has its top inspirational ESCape’s. They include: Crazy Horse Memorial (http://www.crazyhorse.org/), Price Tower (http://www.pricetower.org), Underground Gardens(http://www.roadtripamerica.com/places/forest.htm), Marfa (http://www.chinati.org), Animal Sanctuary (http://www.bestfriends.org), and Gethesmani (http://www.monks.org). I’m seriously thinking about spending a couple nights in “the tree that escaped the crowded forest,” then hopping over too “The mounted man of South Dakota,” and finishing the trip off with a visit too “A solitary man’s subterranean legacy.” This is definitely an issue worth checking out.