Robert Smithson

Robert Smithson is most well known for his earthworks, more specifically for ‘Spiral Jetty’, made in Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah in April, 1970. Nowadays, you are unable to see the jetty as it has been covered by water since the time it was constructed. Smithson also created other earthworks such as ‘Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island’ and ‘Broken Circle’.

The sheer scale of each piece of land art, or earthworks that Robert Smithson creates is enormous, and each piece takes months to create. They use all natural materials, and often works composes of digging up the surrounding environment. I enjoy looking at his land art for these reasons, and the excitement that these pieces do still exist, even if they are just underwater.

https://www.robertsmithson.com/earthworks/broken-circle_b.jpg

https://www.robertsmithson.com/earthworks/spiral_jetty_big.jpg

https://www.robertsmithson.com/earthworks/512_000_floating-island_4.jpg

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