Spiral Sunday #29 – a pair of guest photos

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Spiral Sunday this week features a couple of photographs I’ve been sent recently.  The first is from one of my PhD students, Alex Laws, taken on a trip to Cornwall earlier this year.  The artist is James Eddy, not a name I was familiar with, but definitely worth checking out, especially as he is a land artist too.

Which leads us to the second picture, sent to me by a Polish colleague, Marcin Zych, of a spiral-shaped piece of land art he found near Olomouc, in the Czech Republic.  It reminds me (on a smaller scale) of Robert Smithson’s amazing sculpture Spiral Jetty (of which I was unaware until it was kindly introduced to me by Carrie McLaughlin of the Texas Pollinator Powwow).

Spiral from Marcin Zych

Many thanks to Alex and Marcin, and to Carrie too.

 

 

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4 responses to “Spiral Sunday #29 – a pair of guest photos

  1. Both wonderful examples!

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  2. Apropos your spirals – I am reading The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey and just came across this passage “In most languages, the word for ‘snail’ refers to its spiral shape: in the Native American language Wabanaki, the term is Wiwillimeq, for ‘spiralling water creature’

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