roadtrip

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Sculpture Museum

Ever since I made my discovery about Mosaic Tile House (read here) and Salvation Mountain (read here), I have always been fascinated with art. Finding out about the hidden meanings behind art and what inspired artists to create them is very inspirational to me.

Well, months ago, my Husband and I planned to have an adventure in Joshua Tree National Park. And as always, before going, I like to scour Pinterest and Instagram for secret places and must do activities. Now, if you have been following me on my Instagram, you should already have an idea that I do take my Instagram very serious, sometimes. Meaning, aside from carefully choosing the right filter, I would say 99.9% of my photo locations are very Instagram worthy, so I’d like to think.

Anyways, you could imagine how excited I was when I came across Noah’s Art Site on Instagram. As soon I saw it, my eyes popped into heart shapes. It was pretty awesome. Rustic oldie junk turned into art? Uhh..Yes, please. I already knew that it would be so much fun to have a mini-photo-session here. And to think that this place is just 15 minutes away from our actual destination. I knew I had to see this place before anything else.


Noah’s Art Site is an outdoor museum located in Mojave Desert near the town of Joshua Tree, California. It was created and built by Noah Purifoy, also the artist behind the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. Noah Purifoy is best known for his assemblage sculpture. He lived most of his life in Los Angles and Joshua Tree, California. When he moved to Joshua Tree, he spent the last fifteen years of his life building what is now known as Noah Purifoy Outdoor Sculpture Museum.

As what I have expected, I fell in love with the museum at first sight. It was colorful, quirky and fun. Let’s just say my curiosity  was brought out as we stroll around the museum.

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The museum is free and open to the public so I was already expecting that there would be a lot of tourists. But, surprisingly, there was actually no one there when we went. All the more reasons why I fell in love with this museum.

Being at Noah’s Art Site, reminded me and my Husband’s childhood. The museum was full of junk and appliances that we have only seen from back in the days. It was actually pretty funny how my husband and I shared each other’s stories behind the familiar fisher-price toys and 1990s TVs we’ve seen there. Although, I find Noah’s Art Site as fascinating and fun, some people, like my husband, thinks that the Museum was a little weird. I can’t say I blame him, because, yes, there were some pretty serious weird assemblage going on. See for yourself below.

 

THE SHELTER


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BANDWAGON

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NO CONTEST

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AURORA BOREALIS

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What do you think of this toilet bowls assemblage?

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Or how about this Welcome sign that really doesn’t say WELCOME?

COZY LIVING ROOM

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SPACE SHUTTLE

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ASYLUM

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THEATER

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Granpa’s Junk

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I absolutely suggest to make a stop at Noah’s Art Site before you head out to Joshua Tree National Park or even if you’re just around the area. It’s such a fun place to be at. It’s free and it’s open to the public. So, whether you’re an art enthusiast or just like me who’s simply curious about arts and obsessed with Instagram worthy locations, Noah’s Art Site is sure one of those places for the books.


Sadly, I didn’t get to run around all over Noah’s Art Site as I had so much fun having a “photo shoot“. That was ok though, because we left just in time to finish all of the activities that we had planned that day at Joshua Tree. There’s just so much to tell about the fun activities we did in Joshua Tree and this is just one of them. The rest, I guess you’ll just have to stay tuned!

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