BLNK: A Journey to Spiral Jetty

by Juozas Cernius on January 5, 2010 · 4 comments BLNK

POST BY: JUOZAS CERNIUS
All photographs by Juozas Cernius, Cernuis.ly

Editors note: BLNK is ongoing series of photo essays documenting art works and events we deem notable.  In this post, photographer Juozas Cernius visits Robert Smithson’s monumental earth work, Spiral Jetty.  Executed in 1970, the 1500 foot long counter-clockwise spiral jutts out from the shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It is only visible when the water in the lake falls below 4,197.8 feet, which means it submerged for almost 3 decades after its construction. It reappeared in 2004, after a drought, and remains exposed at this time.

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

Journey to Spiral Jetty

  • Jim VanKirk

    One of my personal top 10 American artists and pieces. Beautiful photographs… it’s clear that the aerial shots we all know give a more overall picture of the spiral but I think the experience of getting there was what Smithson was also about. Great!!

  • Jim VanKirk

    One of my personal top 10 American artists and pieces. Beautiful photographs… it’s clear that the aerial shots we all know give a more overall picture of the spiral but I think the experience of getting there was what Smithson was also about. Great!!

  • Mindy

    What a beautiful tribute to Smithson and The Spiral. Great photos.

  • Mindy

    What a beautiful tribute to Smithson and The Spiral. Great photos.

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