Sunday, March 20, 2016

Seeing the Spiral Jetty

At the north end of the Great Salt Lake, the artist Robert Smithson constructed his earth art piece the Spiral Jetty in 1970. I remember seeing in my art history book in high school, remembering it as the only thing in the book found in Utah. Now more than 10 years later, I finally ventured out to see it while I'm in Utah visiting family.

My mom, dad, sister, and brother came out too and the boys enjoyed making fun of the "art" made out of rocks, but I know they liked it! ;) Plus my dad is a better photographer than I am, so I just let him take the pictures and I love them.
Where I'm standing is supposed to have water surrounding it, but the lake has been at such a low level for a really long time. It almost looks like another planet. We enjoyed walking around on the lake bottom, which was just a bunch of salt deposits. 
It's lots of fun being around siblings who love my babies so much. 
I love him too. He is just so delicious right now. And while this was going on, j was having a ball picking up rocks. Hopefully he wasn't messing up the art installation! 
Pretty cool! Worth the drive out there. And then you can have lunch at the Maddox after like we did :) Thanks, family , for making the trek out there with me. 


  1. I've never been out there. And Maddox is always a plus!

  2. That's so cool! I never knew about that! Definitely have to go there where we visit home!