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Robert Smithson's world-famous work of land art, the Spiral Jetty, is revealed when the water levels of the Great Salt Lake fall.

Robert Smithson, The Spiral Jetty - SLC, UT

“Like most land art, the Spiral Jetty is a part of its landscape and its affected by the elements: It exists to eventually erode under natural conditions. Since its creation, the jetty has been completely covered and uncovered by water several times, being dependent on fluctuating water levels.” [some information about “spiral jetty” series here; his films] Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah; Photos by Stu Jenks

Spiral Jetty is an earthwork sculpture made from rock and earth and is located on the northern end of the Great Salt Lake. Robert Smithson created the earthwork entirely out of mud, salt, basalt rocks, earth, and water in 1970.

Spiral Jetty, The Great Salt Lake, Utah.Built by Robert Smithson in 1970, the Spiral Jetty is made of mud, salt crystals, basalt rocks, earth, and water. The artist does not typically maintain them, instead letting nature and the elements take their course.

Spiral Jetty (Sketch) — Robert Smithson via Biblioklept

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA / For nearly three decades Robert Smithson's "Spiral Jetty" lay underwater in the Great Salt Lake. Since 1999, as drought has lowered the water level, this famous American earth sculpture — a 1,500-foot coil of black basalt rocks — has slowly re-emerged. Now it is completely exposed; the rocks encrusted with white salt crystals are surrounded by shallow pink water in what looks like a vast snow field.

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This started my love with Earth Works back in the day. I want to see it so bad but it's not always visible due to water levels. Robert Smithson. The Spiral Jetty

Broken Circle/Spiral Hill - Emmen, Netherlands, Robert Smithson, 1971

Spiral Jetty on the Great Salt Lake I'm fascinated with this. One of these days I'm gonna drive up and see it for myself.