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Monday, June 12, 2017

an interpretation: spiral kitty

see below for image attribution
Land art is art created in nature, with natural materials, and portrays a different way of looking at the land itself.  The term was created by artist Robert Smithson (American, 1938-73), whose work Spiral Jetty remains one of the best and widest known examples.  Made within the confines of the Great Salt Lake, it was submerged in 1972, but recent drought has brought it back to accessibility.

I've found a charming series of teaching videos from Homesession Barcelona in which works of modern art are interpreted by cats.  In the link below, educational assistants Haruki and Alvaro are happy to interact with their particular recreation of Spiral Jetty:
Spiral Kitty.
The art doesn't submerge under water, but it does go somewhere!  And you'll want to hang on to discover more with Haruki and Alvaro.

Image attribution: By Sculpture: Robert Smithson 1938-1973 Image:Soren.harward at en.wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain or CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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