Desert Christ Park was dedicated on Easter Sunday 1951. These remarkable works of steel-reinforced concrete were the vision and creation of the gifted artist-sculptor Frank Antone Martin as a benchmark for peace. Between 1951 and 1961, Martin completed over 50 works, including the three-story, 125 ton facade depicting the last supper. Martin passed away in December 1961 at the age of 74.
Walking around in this park is both eerie and fascinating. The desert setting with the Joshua Trees all around is surreal. I would like to return sometime at sunset when the shadows are long for some really dramatic photos. Hope you are enjoying your Easter Sunday.
|Not sure if this little chapel is part of Christ Park or owned by the church next door...|