Walter De Maria’s One Sun / 34 Moons is a monumental installation that lives within time and timelessness. The gold-leaf rectangular Sun shines during the day, constantly reflecting the dance of actual sunlight and clouds overhead. At night, the 34 Moons, encircled by silvery white neon, emit a mysterious glow. Related to the cycles of day and night, the seasons and the heavens, One Sun / 34 Moons takes on cosmic and mythic proportions.


  • Title: One Sun / 34 Moons
  • Creator: Walter De Maria
  • Date Created: 2002
  • Physical Dimensions: w49103.28 x h40870.63 x d228.6 ft (Overall)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Purchase: acquired through the generosity of the Hall Family Foundation © 2002 Walter De Maria, © 2002 Estate of Walter De Maria
  • Medium: Gilt bronze, stainless steel, reflecting pool, neon illuminated skylights
  • Culture: American

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One Sun / 34 Moons (Supplemental)

One Sun / 34 Moons (Supplemental)

One Sun / 34 Moons (Supplemental)

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