Spire, Monument ValleyArtist(s)Marilyn BridgesArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1983Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)Credit LineGift of Will and Joanne PotterSubject matter
Marilyn Bridges describes the markings and monuments that she photographs from above as “the messages of humankind.” As a pilot and photographer, she documents contemporary landscapes connected to ancient times, which addresses the human relationship to the earth and environment. This photograph depicts a spire in Monument Valley on the Colorado Plateau on the border of Utah and Arizona, located on the Navajo Indian Reservation. This spire, a natural sandstone rock formation, is illuminated by the sun and casts a dramatic shadow on the desert landscape.Physical Description
This photograph depicts an aerial view of a spire rock structure casting a long shadow on the surrounding desert.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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Navajo (culture or style)