If you spent hours upon hours creating a magnificent art piece, could you let it then melt? let the wind blow it away?
I especially love this piece, it being rowan leaves, the inspiration for my studio name and logo. The rowan tree is commonly known as the mountain ash, a tree with delicate leaves and clusters of orangey-red berries.
“Overnight – wind – overcast went to arch – early – still there!!
but melting quickly.
Lifted out supports – very
– a melting
would have perhaps
preferred it not to have melted so much
-softened it somewhat.
made it easy
to remove stone
Visable from long distance – attracted someone from long way – good to show it.
Went back later to draw it – arrived just in time to see a very old man knock it down
with a gun – sad.”
– excerpts from Andy Goldsworthy diary
“Movement, change, light growth and decay are the lifeblood of nature, the energies that I try to tap through my work. I need the shock of touch, the resistance of place, materials and weather, the earth as my source. I want to get under the surface. When I work with a leaf, rock, stick, it is not just that material itself, it is an opening into the processes of life within and around it. When I leave it, these processes continue.” – Andy Goldsworthy
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