Spiral Jetty

Robert Smithson constructed this massive earthwork on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake in 1970. It is considered his master work. Smithson was killed in a helicopter accident three years after the completion of this work.

I have always admired this work and while continuing to goof off at work  I made an attempt to draw the jetty. I’ve always wanted to see it in person but so far I haven’t. The coil is 1500 feet long and 15 feet wide. It took over six thousand tons of black basalt rocks and earth from the site. Pretty amazing. 

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2 responses to “Spiral Jetty”

  1. Sand Salt Moon says :

    Thank you for introducing me to this amazing earthwork

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  2. memadtwo says :

    Great use of time, and a beautiful inspiration too. Smithson was pretty incredible all around.

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