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Would you travel halfway across the world to see a piece of art? What if it was in the middle of the desert – would it be worth the journey? Here’s an incredible sculpture that was built in 1968 in Israel’s Negev desert by artist Dani Karavan. It’s a pioneering piece of environmental art, 10,000 square meters in size.

Located near Beersheva, the Negev Monument is constructed from grey concrete, and interacts strikingly with environmental elements like wind and sun. At the time he created it, Karavan was designing stage sets for dance companies. Since then, he has been commissioned to create environmental sculptures all over the world.

Have you seen any of Karavan’s work? What do you think of it? Have you visited the Negev Monument? Write and let us know about your experience.


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