Visitation Date: October 10, 2015
Have you ever found yourself speeding along a lonely stretch of road in the desert, or anywhere for that matter, only to catch something out of the corner of your eye and wonder, "What in the world was that?" Do you ever take the next opportunity to turn around and go back to investigate? That's how I often discover the most interesting places on a roadtrip.
Located just south of Olancha, on the west side of US 395, is the Olancha Sculpture Garden. It contains the work of artist Jael Hoffmann and is a must stop when in the area.
Be careful exiting US 395, the small dirt road that leads to the garden comes up quickly.
One of the more noticeable figures, which perhaps was the one that caught my eye, is "The Hitchhiker." Thumb extended, wrench necklace, and a small suitcase (which represents the baggage we all carry through life).
Demons don't appreciate the light. They look rather witless when given no option.
I love finding places like this, and it seems the world is full of such surprises. I'm going to try to more often follow that urge to turn around and go back to see what that thing was that I just passed. I don't always do it, but I'm getting better at it.
To visit Jael Hoffmann's website, click HERE.