Vince Pitelka on wed 27 mar 96
The artist you are referring to is Andy Goldsworthy. There are several
wonderful books out about his work. I don't know the publisher, but any good
bookstore should be able to help you find them. I occasionally show slides of
his work to my students, just because he is so damn inspiring, especially for
any artist/craftsperson with a sensitivity to nature and the environment.
Although he has done some permanent installations of rock walls and earthworks,
it is the transitory, fragile nature of his "wilderness" works, built on site
using all natural materials, that I find most appealing. For those who haven't
seen his work, check him out. His books should be available in any good
library. You'll be amazed and inspired.
Vince Pitelka - firstname.lastname@example.org
Appalachian Center for Crafts - Tennessee Technological University
Marcia Selsor on mon 21 apr 97
I like Sherry's comments. I also think Andy Goldsworthy's photographs
go way beyond photography. He captures "play" and nature and one's
individual experience in the world. (artspeak?)
Marci in Montana
Sherry mcDonald Stewart wrote:
> Our culture has become so much of a "spectator oriented culture," we
> listen to others music, look at others paintings, watch others dance,
> view others pots! Appreciation comes in doing these things, not just
> observing, and leaving to go back to a world unfit for humans to grow,
> and to be.
> Do any of you know Andy Goldsworthy's work? It is obvious that since
> early in his life, he has played, and he has had a belief in his play,
> and the sculptures that he makes from nature are incredibly wholesome.
> He also gets paid! Publishes his books of photographs of his work. He
> has found a way.
Marta Matray Gloviczki on fri 3 sep 04
there is an interesting article in todays ny times
about andy goldsworthy`s sculpture at the met:
> The Met and a Guest Step Off in Opposite Directions
> September 3, 2004
> By ROBERTA SMITH
> Andy Goldsworthy's two-part stone and wood
> sculpture at
> the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a tentative step
> for the museum and a definite step backward for the
marta matray gloviczki
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