Elevation: 4,243 ft.
Ecological niche: salt flat, intermountain grassland, Great Basin desert scrubland
Ownership: Dia Center for the Arts
Location: Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah
Spiral Jetty – Promontory Point, UT
September 08, 2004
Spiral Jetty is much smaller than what I imagined. The vastness of the landscape in which it lays dwarfs the physical presence of the work, at least from this hillside vantage point. There is no cropped image focused just on the spiral itself like the official documentation of the work. Rather the Jetty is just a tiny detail within an enormous landscape; another blatant misunderstanding in recreating its context from an image in a book, as compared to experiencing the work in person.