Andy Goldsworthy

December 3, 2008

Andy Goldsworthy, what to say… In his own words, Goldsworthy’s work:

….is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made.  – A. Goldsworthy

Goldsworthy has many titles; artist, environmental sculptor, photographer, environmentalist… Whatever he is, his work is compelling in both an aesthetic sense as well as the way it begins to reveal the everchanging movement and processes of nature.  

All of Goldsworthy’s sculpture is created from natural found objects and captured on film. As nature is always changing many of these pieces no longer exist.  Below is a small sampling of his work.  Stones, leaves, rocks, branches, ice… can be found among these images. 

ag_rocks


ag_leaves3


ag_stonewall2

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ag_leaves

ag_leaves2

ag_ice

ag_brokenrocks1

ag_wall1

There is a documentary of Goldsworthy made in 2001 called Rivers and Tides.  Check out this youtube clip of the film to get a taste of it.  Many of his pieces need to be seen on film as opposed to static pictures as they are in motion and ephemeral.

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One Response to “Andy Goldsworthy”


  1. I honor this work, obviously a great respect for our mother earth……


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