Andy Goldsworthy

November 3, 2010 at 7:06 AM 4 comments

This coming weekend, Graham and I will be headed to our family beach house with the rest of my family to celebrate my mom’s 65th birthday. One of the very fun activities we’ll be engaged in is making art out of driftwood and rocks on the beach and let the water sweep it away, a la Andy Goldsworthy. So in preparation for the fun event, I thought I’d share the magnificent work of Andy Goldsworthy:

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As seen by his work, Andy creates site-specific sculptures. Most of his sculptures are not permanent – rather he photographs them and lets wind or the natural elements of the earth sweep his work away. He does also do some permanent installations, such as this –

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The Neuberger Cairn (2001) at the Neuberger Museum of Art

He is a master at working with nature; we’ll see how us amateurs do on Saturday.

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  • 1. debby manning  |  November 3, 2010 at 8:07 AM

    wonderful ! ! thank you for introducing me to andy ‘s work . . good luck this w/e @ the family beach house creating monuments to celebrate your mother’s 65th; what a tribute to her. hope you get to some how be a part of today’s Giant’s parade; hooray for the World Champs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    dmm

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    • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  November 3, 2010 at 8:23 AM

      Thank you! It will be great fun to play in the sand as a family. I think I’ll be going down to the parade. It’s so exciting to be World Champs – I will never forget that night!!

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  • 3. consciouscloset  |  November 3, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    So happy to see this post as I’m a huge fan of Andy Goldsworthy. Have you seen “Spire” in the presidio? Let’s go check it out!

    http://www.presidio.gov/experiences/spire.htm

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  • 4. Katy  |  November 3, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Concious Closet, thank you for showing me the “Spire”, I have been so close, but didn’t know it was there! This stuff is so cool, I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with this weekend. Photos please! Hope Graham gives the Giants a shoutout in his artwork! Happy Birthday Kathy!!

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