15 August 2007

Andy Goldsworthy

  • "I find some of my new works disturbing, just as I find nature as a whole disturbing. The landscape is often perceived as pastoral, pretty, beautiful – something to be enjoyed as a backdrop to your weekend before going back to the nitty-gritty of urban life. But anybody who works the land knows it's not like that. Nature can be harsh – difficult and brutal, as well as beautiful. You couldn't walk five minutes from here without coming across something that is dead or decaying." Andy Goldsworthy
  • "One of the beauties of art is that it reflects an artist's entire life. What I've learned over the past 30 years is really beginning to inform what I make. I hope that process continues until I die." Andy Goldsworthy


At 4:10 AM, Blogger Robert Whitlock said...

Andy Goldsworthy: I like his art and his method.

At 1:49 AM, Blogger Peggy W said...

Rob and I admired a Goldsworthy piece in LaJolla a couple of years ago: a beehive like structure made of stone. BTW, AG is a subject of one of Alec Soth's photos...


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