In describing the surrounding landscape of spiral jetty in a 1972 essay, robert smithson gives us ample descriptions of color, from the deposits of black basalt to shallow pinkish water. Robert smithson: spiral jetty by george baker, bob phillips, ann reynolds, lytle shaw, robert smithson, diana thater, lynne cooke, karen kelly mirror-travels: robert smithson and history. Land art spiral jetty by robert smithson from atop rozel point, in mid-april 2005 in this genre was the american robert smithson whose 1968 essay the.
The art at the end of the world a pilgrimage (with children) to see ''spiral jetty,'' robert smithson's profound testament to catastrophe credit credit ruddy roye for the new york times. Official web site for the estate of robert smithson, renowned earthwork artist, presenting images and text of earthworks/land art: spiral jetty, amarillo ramp, land art, nonsites, slide works, conceptual writings and more. He was one of the founders of the art form known as earthworks or land art, and is most well known for the spiral jetty, 1970, located in the great salt lake, utah robert smithson specifically for you.
The spiral jetty essay writing robert smithson - wikipedia spiral jetty from atop rozel point, in mid-april 2005 it was created in 1970 and still exists although it has often been submerged by the fluctuating lake level. One is smithson's 1972 essay, in which he recounts how it was built and explains some of his intentions phillips was the contractor who built the spiral jetty for artist robert smithson. Using the first photos of the spiral jetty after its completion as a source to compare the condition of the piece in its surroundings at the time of origin in 1970 with its state in 2016, and supplementing them with information from the text component of the work, the essay the spiral jetty from 1972, in which smithson precisely characterizes.
The source of robert smithson's spiral smithson details in the monuments of passaic, an essay that ran in artforum built 'spiral jetty,' robert smithson practically came full. Important art by robert smithson with artwork analysis of achievement and overall contribution to the arts where smithson chose to site spiral jetty, was cut off. The papers of sculptor, writer, and earthworks artist robert smithson and his wife, sculptor, filmmaker, and earthworks artist nancy holt measure 149 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from 1952 to 1987 the papers consist of smithson's biographical. The controversial earthworks of robert smithson and others frequently have entailed large-scale alterations of the earth's surface in one notable example, smithson used earth-moving equipment to extend a rock and dirt spiral, 1,500 feet (460 m) long, into great salt lake in utah (spiral jetty 1970. Robert smithson (1938-1973) was the pioneer of land and earthworks art he was also a noted sculptor, painter, writer, and lecturer working primarily in new york city.
Spiral jetty is an earthwork sculpture constructed in april 1970 that is considered to be the most important work of american sculptor robert smithsonsmithson documented the construction of the sculpture in a 32-minute color film also titled spiral jetty. Robert smithson's earthwork spiral jetty (1970) is located at rozel point peninsula on the northeastern shore of great salt lake using over six thousand tons of black basalt rocks and earth from the site, smithson formed a coil 1,500 feet long and 15 feet wide that winds counterclockwise off the shore into the water. Environmental rhetorical criticism, choose a text (in this case it is an art work by robert smithson spiral jetty in this paper i need to explore 3 things, text, context and genre in the part of the text : who made it, who produced it, ( everything should be sited) so in this part.
Smithson's 1972 the spiral jetty essay concludes with a wordy pontification of crimson history, referencing blood, arteries, a flaming chromosphere, raw meat with gristle, and. Spiral jetty robert smithson (american, in his 1972 essay on spiral jetty, smithson recalled his first impression of the area as i looked at the site, he. Smithson sightings short essay on smithson by timothy don of 3 quarks daily pictures of robert smithson's spiral jetty 'extra terrestrial'.
Robert smithson, spiral jetty, april 1970earthwork in the great salt lake, utah, as seen from the 1,600 pound ikonos satellite, 423 miles up in space ikonos satellite image provided by space imaging. Robert smithson, spiral jetty, 1970, rozel point, great salt lake, utah, 1500 (if unwound) an essay by smithson, and a film documenting the project but, as time. Spiral jetty is an earthwork sculpture constructed in april 1970 that is considered to be the most important work of american sculptor robert smithson smith. Robert smithson & challenging the perception of art may 24, 2015 i think of the spiral jetty (1970) , robert smithson's most well known, and perhaps, most iconic work, waiting for its temporal demise.
In july of 2014 i went to find robert smithson's spiral jetty in the utah desert, about two hours by car from salt lake city massive, remote, and seemingly useless, spiral jetty has the feel of a lost work—one so far out of sight as to be out of mind: most of us don't even realize we've. Robert smithson, spiral jetty, 1970, great salt lake, utah the essay, the film, and the gorgoni photograph were the entirety of my experience with smithson's spiral jetty, which is probably. Robert smithson and the anglo-american picturesque having completed spiral jetty in 1970 smithson having briefly placed the olmsted essay in the context of. Robert smithson, the legendary land artist who created spiral jetty in utah, was captivated by the industrial landscape of his native state of new jerseyhe pays homage to this in his photo-essay monuments of passaic new jersey.