Happy Solstice! These are the Sun Tunnels, an art installation in the Utah desert Created by American artist Nancy Holt, the Sun Tunnels consist of four gigantic concrete tunnels arranged in an “X” and positioned in a precise
June 20, 2011

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Happy Solstice! These are the Sun Tunnels, an art installation in the Utah desert

Created by American artist Nancy Holt, the Sun Tunnels consist of four gigantic concrete tunnels arranged in an “X” and positioned in a precise configuration to channel the sun’s rays during the summer and winter solstices making it an ideal place for pagan festivals. The top of each tunnel is pierced with small holes corresponding to the patterns of constellations. Once inside the tunnel, the holes cast spots of sunlight into the dark, creating the illusion that you are gazing into a starry night sky.

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