Double Negative

One man’s giant hole in the ground is another man’s art. Heizer’s two massive trenches in a Nevada mesa stretch about as long as the Empire State Building is tall. They’re not as clean cut as they were when he dug them in 1970—they’ve eroded and filled in with rubble over time—but they’re definitely still there. Heizer hopes to restore the work to more pristine shape, but for now he’s busy putting the finishing touches on his gargantuan City project.


About 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.