Sunday, April 27, 2008

Andy Goldsworthy

With his use of found objects in nature and precise assembled compositions along with his strong photography, Andy Goldsworthy is an easy contemporary artist, sculptor, and photographer to like. Living and working in Penpoint, Scotland, Andy creates temporary assemblages using objects found from nature, such as leaves, petals, sticks, ice, and stones. After he crafts an arrangement that he considers successful, Goldsworthy uses color photography so that he can share his ephemeral artworks with others. The style of his impermanent artwork is classified as an American art movement, called “land art” (Lubow). A wide collection of his “land art” photography has been published in a book written by Goldsworthy called, “Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature.” Additionally there have been several other books and documentaries create about Andy Goldsworthy and his artwork.

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