The New York Times called it “the most famous work of American art that almost nobody has ever seen in the flesh.” The artist who designed it said it was “the edge of the sun, a boiling curve, an explosion rising into a fiery prominence.”
Exploring the awesome beauty of the Utah landscape makes me deeply happy. I feel small. But also extremely connected to the notion that I am part of something much, much bigger.
After years of wanting and waiting, I finally had the opportunity to experience one of Utah's most iconic "earthworks": The Spiral Jetty. A swirling, 7,000-ton landmark built of salt crystal, mud and basalt rocks stretching more than 1,500 feet into the Great Salt Lake.
Standing there, immersed in a landscape both ethereal and other-worldly, I am reminded that our actions are a lot like pebbles dropped into a pond: They create concentric circles of influence stretching far beyond what our eyes can possibly perceive.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.