Basalt rock from Robert Smithson's earthwork "Spiral Jetty", 1970
1.75" x 1.75" x1.75".
Located at Rozel Point peninsula on the northeastern shore of Great Salt Lake and 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.
The New York Times called Spiral Jetty “The most famous work of American art that almost nobody has ever seen in the flesh.” One reason is that it was submerged underwater from 1972-1993 and again from 1996-2002. I got to experience it in May of 2015 when I acquired this rock. I figured it was ok to take one little rock since Smithson was fascinated by entropy and decay in his work. Supporting photos are multiple views of the same rock, and me at the site.
All photos ©Bill Dambrova