Wednesday, July 25, 2007


One of our most J'Adored artists is the British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist, Andy Goldsworthy. His art involves the use of natural objects such as stones, sticks, twigs, leaves and trees in temporary and permanent installations which speak to the environment from which they came.

The beauty of his work lies in the ability to create, to mold and to extract from nature the colors, the textures and the materials that most others simply overlook in order to create a piece of art that not only belongs but blends back into its natural surroundings.

One of the most beautiful aspects of his works is the fragility and short life span of the pieces. Many times, Andy wanders off into the woods on his own and creates a work that no one will probably ever see. It stays there until a heavy rain, a gust of wind or a strong current destroys it....but all the while, the materials that comprised it belong. They were always a part of where they came. Their beauty glorified and put on a pedastal, if only for a short while.

The above video is a clip from Rivers & Tides, the must-see documentary made on Andy's work. We wanted to share it with you because not only do you get a sense of who this artist is, but at the very end, you understand the frail nature of his work and the materials he uses. J'Adore!

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