Location: Gould Auditorium
Hikmet Loe’s book, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo (University of Utah Press, 2017), draws on Smithson’s writings for encyclopedic entries that bring to light the context of the earthwork and Smithson’s many points of reference in creating it.
Born and raised on the east coast, Hikmet Sidney Loe fell in love with the arid desert lands of Utah and the environs of Great Salt Lake. She is an artist, writer, and teacher whose work draws inspiration from the smaller patterns found in the larger environment and from the changeable nature of land, water, and sky. Her work examines the changeable nature of the earth and addresses our perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. She teaches art history at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and frequently lectures and publishes on topics related to Utah’s earthworks.
Headshot credit: Austen Diamond Photography