9 Oct 2010

Natural Beauty: the Art of Andy Goldsworthy.

For the past couple of weeks my immediate surroundings have been colouring in the abundant yellows, browns and reds of autumn. The air is filled with the scent of leaves gently breaking away from their hosts and, in spite of the bright blue sky, the October sun barely manages to chase off the morning chill.

Autumn has really come, and it's the perfect backdrop for devoting some time and attention to one of my favourite contemporary artists: the English photographer / land artist / sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

Personally, I think he's a genius, in body, mind and soul. He succeeds where many fail: in joining forces with nature rather than using or abusing without consideration. His combination of ideas, shapes, colours and textures breathes a purity and intensity that make my heart sing. His works not only reflect the beauty of nature, but blend in a careful human touch, marking a point in time, reminding us of the cycle of the seasons, of the ever-turning wheel of life and death.

But words cannot do justice to his works. You need to see and feel them for yourself.

Here are a few of my favourites:





Find out more @ the Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue or check out his books and DVD.

All pictures & works featured in this post are © Andy Goldsworthy.
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