by Stacy Conde in New Art on Thursday 7 June 2012

Inspirational reclaimed material artist, sadly now deceased, Noah Purifoy was a founding director of the Watts Tower Art Center in Los Angeles. He was an early pioneer for social change via the arts.

His found object work has been shown throughout the world, but the most stunning display is the Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture. A ten acre village of Purifoy’s structures and sculptures constructed entirely from junked materials. It’s all there, weathering the elements and deconstructing along with the desert scape. It’s otherworldly and amazing.