RUG BACKGROUND- SPIRAL DESIGN INSPIRATION
One of the most amazing works of art
ROBERT SMITHSON Spiral Jetty, April 1970 Great Salt Lake, Utah Black rock, salt crystals, earth, red water (algae) 3 ½ X 15 X 1500 feet © Estate of Robert Smithson / licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Image courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York Collection: DIA Center for the Arts, New York Photo: Gianfranco Gorgoni
In 1970, artist Robert Smithson built an enormous spiral jetty at Rozel Point on Gunnison Bay in Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Some 1500 feet long and 15 feet wide, it disappeared when lake waters rose, remaining submerged for 20 years. When it reappeared, its black boulders were encrusted with salt.
References and more information
Spiral Jetty http://www.robertsmithson.com/earthworks/spiral_jetty.htm http://www.robertsmithson.com/essays/sanford.htm http://www.robertsmithson.com/films/txt/spiral.html http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/geosights/spiraljetty.htm