Feb 15, 2010

AiG shelf, Friday 2/12/2010

Robert Smithson


painted steel

73" x 57" x 40"


"The title GYROSTASIS refers to a branch of physics that deals with rotating bodies and their tendendenccy to maintain their equalibrium. The work is a standing triangulated spriral. When I made the sculpture I was thinking of mapping procedures that refer to the planet earth. One could consider it as a crystalized fragment of a gyroscopic rotation, or as an abstract three dimensional map that points to the SPIRAL JETTY, 1970 Great Salt Lake, Utah. GYROSTASIS is relational and should not be considered as an isolated object."