Friday, December 5, 2008

andy goldsworthy

It occurs to me I haven't posted about the artists that I admire lately. People I look to for inspiration once in a while..
So I submit British artist Andy Goldsworthy for consideration:

An environmental artist, he wanders the Scottish country side (and elsewhere) and uses no tools or implements to construct cairns, wool fences, sculptures in situ. I was not familiar with his work and was recommended to watch this video, "Rivers and Tides". While I was convalescing a few months back , I watched it. Can I say you will never take a walk in nature and view it the same way. You will have the urge to stack rocks, arrange leaves and dig holes.
How about this thing:

Like an ice meteorite. He stuck the icicles together with spit, his..

And this... I would love to build something like this just to confound my neighbors! Well worth it, check him out. There are also several books around about his life and work..


Kayla coo said...

I saw an exhibition of andy goldsworthy when I was on holiday in Nice.
Amazing work.

M.Kate said...

Lorie, such an amazing artist..esp the first picture, looks like a bursting sun. Happy weekend :D

jude said...

he has been one of my favs for a while now. amazing.

Annie Coe said...

I have loved him for years, amazing and he is very inspiring.