Charles Ross: Star Axis

Posted by Scott

Star Axis is “an architectonic earth/star sculpture” (detailed info here) by American artist Charles Ross. Conceived in 1971 and began in 1976, Star Axis — located on a Mesa in New Mexico — is scheduled for completion in 2013. Sadly there aren’t a whole lot of photos of this incredible structure out there. I guess I’ll have to take a trip down to Mesa.

Charles Ross – Star Axis

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Ross says:

September 19, 2011 at 6:24 am

This combined with James Turrell’s Roden Crater project will make a pretty compelling argument for an awesome SW roadtrip whenever they open to the public


Forrest says:

September 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

This is also featured in Gregory Colbert’s multi-faceted work titled “Ashes and Snow”

In the film portion, he has some spectacular shots of eagles/hawks, elephants and dancers in and around these sculptures. It’s a great visual experience, I highly recommend it.