Island Project

Robert Smithson
Graphite on paper
19 x 24 in. (48.3 x 61 cm)

In this intricate and energetic graphite drawing Smithson is inventing a fantastical landscape—melding his interest in islands and island-building events with his fondness for industrial landscapes. The resulting landscape invites the viewer to imagine themselves moving through the drawn pathways and tunnels, which more often to lead to disorientation than a final destination. Island Project illustrates Smithson's desire to create collaborations between industry and art to reclaim and shape landscape. 

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