The One with Andy Goldsworthy


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In an effort to clear up some space on my laptop (it's amazing how many gigabytes my photo folder is taking up, yet I simply can't bring myself to delete any pictures! Is anybody else paranoid like I am?!), I stumbled across some old BYU files. Specifically, the time I had to make up a class I missed and create an Andy Goldsworthy inspired work. Ever heard of him? He's amazing. He is a British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist living in Scotland and he produces site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. His art involves the use of natural and found objects, to create both temporary and permanent sculptures which draw out the character of their environment. Check it:
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I'm baffled by the things he can do with nature. No glue, no man-made objects, it simply is what it is. And this is my feeble attempt at copying his style: I stacked some rocks.
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It's a lot harder than it looks!

6 comments

  1. Love the stacked rocks! I bet it is hard! Glad to get caught up with you a little bit! You do love your cereal, don't you? :) My hubby loves cereal too. Love all the cute things that your dad got for your baby! And I love love love the muffin tin idea... very cool! Mine may be a little old for that idea on a daily basis but it may make for a special occasion lunch or something. Have to think on that one! Hope you are feeling well! You look great!

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  2. I too am paranoid about my phoyo files. I won't even upload them to the computer, and clean out my memory cards for fear out computer might crash and I'd lose it all!

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  3. I've always been a huge Andy fan. I did a report on him in school once. I like his works soooo much better than Robert Smithson. I just like Andy's style and philosophy so much more. I especially like the icicles and sticks.

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  4. Wow, cool! And that stack of rocks is HUGE!!! My friend's dad does that, but his piles are MUCH smaller. LOL. I can't believe you stacked them that high! That's AWESOME!

    And you could also transfer your inspiration photos to Tumblr to take up space! And then *I* could see your file whenever *I* want! ;-)

    Hope you're doing well!

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  5. Ever heard of the Spiral Jetty? It's in Utah off the shore of Utah Lake. I learned about Andy in my Humanities class last semester. His stuff is pretty cool. I like what you did too!Pretty nifty!

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