In the 1970's, a piece of land art was constructed that spiraled off the Great Salt Lake.
The image and the memory, even if second hand, is pretty indelibly marked on several different groups and generations.
Understand, artist Robert Smithson has made no noises about claiming, in fact he is rather quiet.
So the questions here are rhetorical and meant to stretch to other iconographic works as well.
Is the artist responsible now for the archetypal quality, the coil of dense projection that has happened to this work?
Did he simply create the work and the interaction with the environment- and now should not accept the mastery or ownership-
I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT
Let go let go Let go