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Worth a GPS detour? Visitors report on the Mojave's 'Social Pool'
Worth a GPS detour? Visitors report on the Mojave's 'Social Pool'

They went, they saw, they sat in a tiny, white pool in the middle of the Mojave. The first visitors to "Social Pool," artist Alfredo Barsuglia's mini-pool/social experiment/piece of conceptual sculpture, have returned from their desert journeys with stories of adventure, trepidation, whimsy, beauty and concern for the environment. They've shared photos too. Among the visitors: Lukas Mandrake and Steven J. Lewis, a pair of marrieds who also work as scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, and Chris Rusak, an L.A.-based artist who creates paintings that play with ideas of depth and translucency. To get to the pool, as I explained in an earlier...

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