Kentucky Art Speaks

Artist: Present & Past

In Artist: Present & Past on December 3, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Rowan Leaves Around a Hole, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, October 25, 1987.

 

Argh! Finals week = I have no time to do new posts. Fortunately, I have the art of Andy Goldsworthy to make me focus on the ambiance and calm that can be found in the perfection of nature.

Goldsworthy is a British photographer who works with anything and everything natural – rocks, sand, wood, leaves, etc. – in an attempt to make art that works with his environment (literally) rather than through it. He is inspired by movement, change, light, and the transience of life, among other things. His photographs are taken with standard lenses and film, and he never digitally alters his work. One of the funny things about his photographs is that even though “being green” is a trend that’s just caught on in the past few years, Goldsworthy has been doing this stuff for the past four decades.

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