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Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Culture -

Even though they look like the work of ex­trater­res­tri­als, these cir­cu­lar shapes are purely hu­man in ori­gin. Af­ter more than two years of plan­ning and 15 days of hands-on work, Amer­i­can artist Jim Denevan and three col­leagues cre­ated this spec­tac­u­lar piece of art in the desert sands of Black Rock, Ne­vada. The artists built up the gi­ant cir­cles us­ing a roll of chain fenc­ing 1.8 me­tres across pulled around re­peat­edly by a truck. A cir­cum­fer­ence of more than 14 kilo­me­tres not only guar­an­tees that this work is vis­i­ble at an alti­tude of 12,000 me­tres (as seen on this page), but also makes it the largest sand draw­ing in the world.

PHO­TOS: J I M DENEVAN/ GETTY I MAGES

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