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In the barren, flat, featureless and vast expanse of dry lake bed that is the Bonneville Salt Flats in western Utah, rises a surprising and truly majestic sight. Thrusting 85 feet into the air from the surrounding hundreds of miles of flat white sands is a towering tree, reminiscent of a giant sequoia, with a huge trunk and round clumps of leafy growth. It’s a one-of-a-kind artwork, “The Tree of Utah, Metaphor”, a giant sculpture created and built by international artist Karl Momen.

Located about 25 miles east of Windsor, Utah, on I-80, the sculpture has been seen and visited by millions of travelers since its dedication in 1986.

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Thinking Aloud –

Karl Momen’s Sculpture ‘Tree of Utah’ in Utah’s Vast Salt Desert —Original airdate: 9/9/2015 08:00 PM | PODCAST

The acclaimed sculptor Karl Momen’s monumental art work “Tree of Utah” is surely one of the most surprising and striking roadside works of public art anywhere.  Located in the middle of Utah’s vast, flat, shockingly white Bonneville Salt Flats, the sculpture soars 90-feet tall, resembles a tree with gigantic spherical balls for leaves, and is an unmissable, unforgettable sight for all those driving on I-80.  Today, Karl Momen joins us to talk about his famous work and his is joined by Herman DuToit, the most noted scholar of Momen’s work.

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