Andy Goldsworthy makes land art. His sculpture is a sensitive, intuitive response to nature, light, time, growth, the seasons and the earth.
For the land artist, the whole planet is an artist’s studio. The land artist ranges over the whole globe. A desert, a beach, a field, a forest becomes a studio, a place of creative activity. This means the very texture and colour and shape and dampness and springiness and strength and size of moss, for instance. Or a stone. Or a crevice in a rock formation. The way the light falls on a patch of grass, the little bits of dead, yellowish grass on top of the newer, green grass. Pine cones, closed-up. Flowers turning sunward in the late afternoon. These are the things land artists deal with in making art. These are the actualities that artists employ when they create artworks.
Rivers and Tides
A clip from the beautiful documentary on Andy Goldsworthy, “Rivers and Tides”.
Environmental Art 384 – Channel 10
Ephemeral Art-in-Nature works by University of Guam Spring 2009 Environmental Art 384 class.