the Lightning Field. write a letter to DIA. wait for conformation. travel to Quemado, New Mexico. meet Robert. drive deep into the desert. be dropped off with a casserole dish of cheese enchiladas and your luggage. spend twenty-one hours communing with Water de Maria’s masterpiece consisting of 400 lightning rods spread over a rectangle measuring one mile by one kilometer. repeat whenever possible.  (recent visit 8/9 - 8/10) *photos of the piece are not allowed and could do nothing to truly communicate the experience.