Amazing Land Arts of Andy Goldsworthy

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Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who born on July 29,1956 in Cheshire, United Kingdom. He got his BA from University of Central Lancashire. But he spent his early ages in a farm as a laborer. In 1985, He moved to Scotland and start his artistic life.

“We often forget that WE ARE NATURE.  Nature is not something separate from us.

So, when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” 

Arts of Andy Goldsworthy are created with installations out of rocks, twigs, leaves, stones, sticks, snow and ice, reeds and thorns as he is really connected to the nature. In his creation process, first he become the part of the environment mentally, physically and emotionally by listening and observing it. Andy aware that the landscape will change and thus he documents the creation via photography. He has explained. “It’s just about life and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last.”

“A lot of my earth art is like picking potatoes,”

“You have to get into the rhythm of it.”

Andy Goldsworthy the Guardian.

Andy is considered as the founder of modern rock balancing and he uses only his bare hands, teeth, and found tools to most of his creations except permanent sculptures.

Recently Andy’s creations exhibited in the collections of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Two documentary films were released based on Goldsworthy, Rivers and Tides (2001) and Leaning in to the Wind (2018).

Source : goldsworthy.cc.gla.ac.uk

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