stewardingjetty

Spiral Jetty is surrounded by the variegated topography of the Great Basin and by equally varied land ownership. Immobile in the natural environment, no material markers delineate property lines for the 10 acres of leased land where Spiral Jetty resides. A “double world” (Smithson 1972: 229) exists of earthwork and those who provide its stewardship. Site and stewards come together to reveal the earthwork’s 10 acres to be fixed in a segment of the lake known as the “meandering zone,” as the ever-shifting shoreline continually alters where water meets land…

Read Hikmet Loe’s survey of Spiral Jetty stewardship in the August 2014 edition of 15 Bytes.