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.