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The Monumental Mammoth

Photo by: Lukasz Szczepanski

Year: 2019

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The Monumental Mammoth project will depict a life-sized steel Colombian mammoth skeleton collaged with metal found objects to tell the story of Tule Spring National Monument’s past, present, and future. The sheer size and struggle of the mammoth’s stance is a representation of the universal call to protect what the earth has given humanity. As a community, we are called together to protect the fossils of our past and the education of our future. Dana Albany and Luis Varela-Rico are pulling together the sleek elements of the interior steel structure and the intricate weavings to represents the distinctive community that is Las Vegas.It also tells the story of a rising feminine power, and shows all women of any age that anything is possible!