'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Thursday, 4 March 2010

Andy Goldsworthy

We have been considering landscapes in art this week. And exploring the different ways that artists make landscape works. One approach is to use items in the landscape and rearrange them to make art. These can be as long-lasting as a cairn made of stones, or as ephemeral as marks in the sand between tides.
I've been particularly interested in the work of Yorkshireman Andy Goldsworthy for some time now. It was a useful exercise for me to make a 'Goldsworthy', not least to appreciate the patience and time required. And that was just to pick the haws and blackberries, let alone do something with them.

You can see a clip of his work here

1 comment:

  1. All great artists hail from Yorkshire and that includes Andy Goldsworthy.