Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature
by Andy Goldsworthy
Publisher's Description
Andy Goldsworthy is an extraordinary, innovative British artist whose collaboration with nature produces uniquely personal, subtle, yet intense artworks. Using a seemingly endless range of natural materials--snow, ice, leaves, bark, rock, clay, stones, feathers, petals, twigs--and tremendous painstaking patience, he creates outdoor sculptures which manifest, however fleetingly, a sympathetic contact with the natural world. Before they disappear, or as they disappear, Goldsworthy records his works in the superb color photographs that are the subject of this book. A breathtakingly beautiful collection of photographs that will delight the eye and stimulate the imagination. Review
Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy uses a seemingly infinite array of purely natural materials, from snow and ice to leaves, stone, and twigs in the creation of his one-of-a-kind sculptures. Unlike such artists as Christo and Michael Hiezer, whose works leave definite marks on the landscape, Goldsworthy's approach is to interrupt, shape, or in some other way temporarily alter or work with nature to produce his fragile, mutable pieces. To create "Broken Icicle," for example, Goldsworthy was only able to work on the sculpture in the early morning, when temperatures were below freezing. As with most of his works, ultimately, the materials used to create this piece returned to their natural state, leaving no trace of the artwork's existence save for the stunning photos in this book.
ISBN: 0810933519
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Hardcover : 120 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 10.8 x 12.8 x 0.7 inches
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