“Homestead is where the art is.”


Wonder Valley artist Helena Bongartz has been creating Poplight in the vast dark desert night amid the salt flats near Amboy ongoing for two years.  A constantly changing dual-video projection dances on a solitary and semi-abandoned cabin with digitally manipulated images arising from shards of plastic pop bottles.  Thoroughly psychedelic.

Weekend nights, weather permitting; rain and high winds stop the show.  About 45 miles east of Twentynine Palms on Amboy Road, north of Sheephole Pass on the dry lake.   Bring a map, and if you hit the train tracks you’ve gone too far.  Make sure your gas tank and water jug are full before you go.  www.poplight.net


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    Comment by Anonymous — May 7, 2017 @ 1:22 pm

  2. im soooo sorry i missed this. always had it in the back of my mind to visit n enjoy. im 46 now – im in the autum of my life n ready to experience life again. ive been scared – got burned the last time – ready to love, ready to live again.

    Comment by Anonymous — May 7, 2017 @ 1:24 pm

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