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Andy Goldsworthy | the artist



The artist Andy Goldsworthy
Born 1956, Cheshire, England.
Lives and works in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, .

Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Land and Environmental,

 

Andy Goldsworthy Bibliography. a selection (links redirect to amazon.com)

WALL
. Andy Goldsworthy has built a 2,278-foot stone wall at Storm King Art Center, a sculpture park on the Hudson River in Mountainville, New York. This sensitive and detailed response to the land—former farmland in an area once rich in stone walls—is one of his most impressive and important permanent artworks. The book’s stunning color photographs show the wall from every vantage point and in all four seasons, and document ephemeral work made around it. Kenneth Baker’s essay considers the Storm King wall in the context of Goldsworthy’s other work.
WOOD. Wood evokes ideas for growth, perpetual change, and transformation. In Wood, he works with leaves, bark, branches, ice, boulders, and sand. The artist’s photographs, superbly reproduced here, capture the moment at which each work came alive for him—through a particular quality of light, a precise stage in melting, or the blowing of the wind. 150 color photos.
STONE. Here is an arresting look at art that uses slate, limestone, river boulders, sand, mud and clay—all created by young Scottish artist Goldsworthy. Stone reflects the artist’s increasingly strong conviction that the places in which he works are as essential a part of his art as that which he creates. 130 full-color photographs.
Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature. 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.

 


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"I enjoy the freedom of just using my hands and "found" tools—a sharp stone, the quill of a feather, thorns. I take the opportunities each day offers: if it is snowing, I work with snow, at leaf-fall it will be with leaves; a blown-over tree becomes a source of twigs and branches. I stop at a place or pick up a material because I feel that there is something to be discovered. Here is where I can learn."

Works and events.

THE BEAUTY OF CREATION.

Using split rails from New England agricultural sources and stones from Scotland, the artist has constructed two monumental domes of wood and stone entitled Stone Houses—each 18 feet in height and 24 feet in diameter—inspired by Central Park and its architectural backdrop…

Snowballs in Summer