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Colossal Cacti

Submitted by Andrew Kovacs

Client: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Location: Indio, CA, United States

Completion date: 2019

Project Team


Andrew Kovacs

Office Kovacs


Colossal Cacti consists of seven large sculptural cacti, loosely arranged in a spiraling ring formation to create a plaza and entryway for festival goers. At the base of each of the seven cacti is a stepped plinth, inviting festival goers to rest, dance on top, meet up, lounge in the shade, people watch, or listen to music. Four of the seven cacti are made of wood and these are the largest of the seven structures. The remaining three cacti are made of steel with the intention to become permanent after the festival.