INSTALLATION OF ART CARS, GOLDFIELD, NEVADA
Although not found on this sign or anywhere else on the site, the official name of this sheet-metal cemetery is "international car forest of the last church." it sits on a portion of 80 acres owned by one the two artists who, aided by a backhoe and lots of spray paint, built it over a nine-year span, starting in 2002. most of the car cadavers are buried nose first in the ground, among them a thoroughly graffitized old school bus. By design, there is no rhyme or reason to the placement of the objects; indeed, the arrangement is purposely random. There is no charge for admission and visitors are at liberty to walk about. these images were captured in may of 2016. goldfield is a once-booming gold-mining town, hugely prosperous in the early 1900s. when at peak population of 28,000 it boasted the largest settlement in all of nevada. the 2000 census pegged the population at 440. Goldfield bestrides I-95 midway between reno and las vegas. Nearest burgh of any consequence is tonopah (pop. 2,500), 27 miles to the north.