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The Flickr Blog this morning points out some photos and satellite images of Robert Smithson’s Sprial Jetty. It occurs to me how amazing it is to be able to see artwork from this high above. Flickr has, via Yahoo, excellent satellite imagery for the area. Much better than google, in fact. Be sure to explore […]

The Flickr Blog this morning points out some photos and satellite images of Robert Smithson’s Sprial Jetty.

The Spiral Jetty

Geotagged spiral jetty photos, view from space

It occurs to me how amazing it is to be able to see artwork from this high above. Flickr has, via Yahoo, excellent satellite imagery for the area. Much better than google, in fact. Be sure to explore the area and related photos.

How does this relate to the Walker, other than the fact that we have Smithson’s work in our collection? The annual pumpkin carving contest is coming up, and I was perusing previous pumpkins. Phil Docken created a mash-up of the Spiral Jetty, a pumpkin, and the WAC:

[Phil] Docken addresses the Walker’s recently completed expansion through land art, a combination of Spiral Jetty and the excavation of the Walker site.

[Pumpkin photo: Cameron Wittig, Screenshot: Flickr Blog, Jetty Photo: blurb]

  • nee says:

    I love the flickr map! I go exploring all the time. National Parks are a personal fave and more and more pics are being added to the map everyday. Also, I love being able to see pics from remote areas of the globe. It makes them seem less far away.

    As for art, don’t forget (in the immortal words of The Tick)Spoon!