Some of the best art out there is ephemeral and leaves almost no trace. Take the case of Andy Goldsworthy, generally considered the founder of modern rock balancing and one of the most famous land artists in the world. His site-specific sculptures are made from re-arranged sticks, stones, flowers, mud, pinecones, and other natural objects found in the wilderness.
Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist, and the son of a mathematician, which is reflected in the use of dramatic geometric shapes. Much of his work is transient and ephemeral, reflecting on Earth’s fragility.
In an interview with The Guardian, the artist explained the fleeting nature of his art: “When I make something, in a field or street, it may vanish but it’s part of the history of those places.” He continues, “in the early days my work was about collapse and decay. Now some of the changes that occur are too beautiful to be described as simply decay.”
Photos by Andy Goldsworthy
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