Even people who have lived in the hi-desert for years haven’t been here. It’s probably because it’s… slightly eerie for some reason. When the late afternoon light hit it improved the atmosphere some- made us want to take photos and jump off the sculptures. Wikipedia explains it better than I can.
“Desert Christ Park is a 3.5-acre sculpture garden in Yucca Valley, California. The park was sculpted and created by Antone Martin, a former aircraft worker who died in 1961 at the age of 74. Martin started sculpting the figures during the height of the Cold War atomic bomb scare of the mid-1940s, hoping that the sculptures would inspire global peace. Sculptures include The Twelve Apostles, Martha, Mary, angels, and a 15-foot-tall, 3 ton statue of Jesus, reminiscent of Rio de Janeiro’s famous and much larger hilltop Christ the Redeemer. The park was neglected between 1988 and 1996, while the ACLU sued San Bernardino County for separation of church and state issues, after which a nonprofit foundation took over and renovated the park.” – Wikipedia
56200 Sunnyslope Dr
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
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