Spiral Jetty

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  • Land Art, Spiral Jetty And The Great Serpent Mound

    Similarities between it and his most iconic and probably the best known work of Land Art, Spiral Jetty, are evident. Spiral Jetty (1970) is a work that came only a short time before GSM (1971) and we see Smithson’s use of the same motif, the spiral. The spiral is the whole work. It is anchored to the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake in the Utah desert with a meters-long straight tail that winds into the counterclockwise curvatures of the spiral. The spiral was planned for months in advance and required a team of many to bring to it to conception and thousands of tons of basalt rock, boulders, salt crystals and mud. Smithson chose the location for its stark, desolate quality and also for the features of the lake, which turns bright red seasonally due to the salt and bacteria that thrive in it. However, along with Great Serpent Mound, the Spiral Jetty is reminiscent of the Nazca lines found in Peru. Nazca lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs that have been found in the arid and isolated areas and usually depicted figures of animals, flowers and geometric shapes. They were made by digging up shallow lines of rock and pebble to reveal the layer of soil underneath, which was usually a different color from the topsoil. Spiral Jetty’s spiral form is the first aspect that resembles the lines, the…

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  • Spiral Jetty Analysis

    1. Spiral Jetty was created by Robert Smithson in Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1970 from earthwork. 2. The Spiral Jetty is arranged into a spiral shape along the water of the Great Salt Lake. The emphasis of the earthwork draws the viewer into the center of the shape along the spiral, as this part is larger and more filled. The work is arranged in a unified pattern, especially as the textures and colors are all the same throughout the shape. The core of the spiral, as the largest part of the work, has…

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  • Disadvantages Of Online Learning

    Online Learning or (eLearning) has been a staple of higher education for a while now. Since the rise of the Internet, Universities have all been able, in various ways, to utilize the newfound technology to help make learning more accessible to students as well as management for faculty (Picciano, 2016). Since many courses and programs (degrees) are offered via Course Management Systems (CMS) or Learning Management Systems (LMS) as opposed to the traditional classroom approach, even registration…

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  • Personal Narrative: Observation In Latin America

    A roar of anger blows up the classroom, that is now on the other side of the bookcase. I wonder around the room questioning which path to take. I pace over to the introduction of each path. As I look down the long hallway, I notice a cry for help coming behind one of the doors. I want to go and see what is going on, but the Mrs.Berntson has demolished ,most of the bookcase. And that was my cue to leave! I break to spiral stair case, skipping each step until I reach the ruling platform. I…

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  • Ethical Challenges Of Online Education

    The method of education today differs greatly from the conventional way of education. In the old days, not everyone was educated and the condition of education was poor. On the other hand, the education system of today is more improved and developed than the past. Now, almost every school has an internet-related education system which considered as new way of education here, and statistically, 74% of people use mobile devices such as a laptop or tablet for eLearning (“15 E-Learning statistics…

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  • Summary: The Yellow Wallpaper Symmetry

    effective shape in order to store the most amount of honey while using the less amount of wax. Circles, triangles or any other figures on the other hand, if repeated, would leave too big of a gap in between each cell and therefore, require extra wax. (www.planetdolan.com/15-beautiful-examples-of-mathematics-in-nature/2/) Figure C- Honeycomb As brought out earlier, mathematical patterns are present here on earth, but they also appear in outer space too. The Milky Way Galaxy, for example,…

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  • Personal Narrative-Lack Of Integrity

    strong and steady to stay on course in the storm of negative thinking. Just as I pull my body back to proper position to make a technical correction, I can pull my mind back the same way by using an anchor. An anchor is a series of thoughts or actions that will pull someone 's mind back to focus and doubtfulness. A person 's anchor will be strong "comebacks" to negative thoughts. Helping your mind return to focus, fearlessness, and doubtless. Examples of strong anchors I will include in my…

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  • Turning Points In Life Research Paper

    Often time’s things happen in life that we do not expect. Many turning points in life happen and we have to, somehow, learn to deal with this new “problem.” Sometimes, the issue is so life changing, we tend to lose our minds and become lost on this path of greatness. When life has its difficulties, we often frown upon the things that have blessed us in the past. We forget about all the things that have leaded us to that point of our life, that when that moment comes, we become selfish. Some…

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  • Haywain Painting Analysis

    It is a large scale of work judged by the measurement. In the center of the Jetty, shows the pattern of the spiral. According to the artist, the pattern has a deeper meaning of it. It is suggested that the spiral is like a dormant earthquake or raging cyclone and shows the potential force. The artwork used the form of space arts. It represents the art based on the existed of the objects. Sculpture, craft, architect are the example and also the main elements to it is create the space for the…

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  • Marcel Duchamp Case Study

    physically create any of it except for the IKB paint. Like Klein, Robert Smithson chose to keep his hand out of his art work. Beginning his artistic career showcasing in galleries, Smithson “utilized strategically positioned mirrors to endow the amorphous mass of organic shards with a new form” (599). Smithson then moved to site works, finding the Great Salt Lake to be “an impassive faint violet sheet held captive in a stony matrix, upon which the sun poured down into its crushing light” (599).…

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