Spiral Jetty is an earthwork sculpture constructed in April, 1970 on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point in Utah by American sculptor Robert Smithson.
The sculpture is built of mud, precipitated salt crystals, basalt rocks, and water. The sculpture forms of a 1,500-foot-long (460 m), 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) counterclockwise coil jutting from the shore of the lake. The sculpture is sometimes visible and sometimes submerged, depending upon the water level of the Great Salt Lake.
This was my first time viewing the spiral jetty and I love that due to a bit of fog and hazy skies it was hard to tell where the lake ended and the sky began.
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- Copyright: Jenifer Cowling (nifervon) (113)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Powershot Sx20 IS
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lakes part 2, Earth and Sky [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-03 18:21