A Collaboration with Nature

Andy Goldsworthy

The artwork of Goldsworthy is about nature and impermanence. Like artist Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Goldsworthy’s works are meant to erode and disappear over time. The only records are photos. Working with whatever is at hand, Goldsworthy sculpts and creates with leaves, rocks, ice and twigs. Short commentary on each photo describes the piece, the weather and its decay and destruction: “Stacked ice – sound of cracking” “Leaves torn between the veins stitched together with pine needles. Hung from a tree. Raining, calm, cold.” Check out some of Goldsworthy’s images in Google’s image finder: