Art and Nature. Inspiration and Material. For Andy Goldworthy, to whom I dedicate today’s post, nature is both. And more. “Art for me is a form of nourishment. I need the land,” he states in ‘Rivers and Tides’, a must see documentary. If you have a baby you may be interesting in design ideas for a nursery, https://www.mummypages.co.uk/10-nursery-design-ideas-that-you-will-absolutely-adore.
As both sculptor, Goldsworthy creates installations in situ using naturally occurring materials like leaves, ice, or branches. He then documents the evolution of the work in it’s habitat through photography.
“A lot of my work is like picking potatoes; you have to get into the rhythm of it.”Andy Goldsworthy
And without much further ado, I would like to share some images of Goldsworthy’s work, that I feel a particularly strong connection to:
The sheer scope of the work is massive and it can span entire hillsides. Art it turns out, isn’t just for walls of museums but can ‘live amongst us’ and be part of our landscape or cityscape.
But more about that tomorrow…