Much has been made about Fiona Rae and her fellow British New-Wavers. Rae is
both celebrated and criticized for her habit of copping the trademarks of
American Abstractionists and Pop artists, but at the heart of her
second-generation appropriation is an analytical concern for technique. Her
Smithson is best known for his large-scale earthworks -- including "Spiral Jetty" (located in the Great Salt Lake, Utah), "Broken Circle," and "Spiral Hill" (both in a Holland quarry) -- in which he reshapes landscapes in a way that recalls both the forces of nature and ancient archeological sites.