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Sticks and Stones

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Andy Goldsworthy

Artist Andy Goldsworthy rearranges natural elements like dying leaves, rocks, twigs, and ice crystals to create amazing illusions that pay homage to the natural world. Circles, spirals, arches, and other shapes found in nature are all enhanced by the artist’s assemblages which he constructs, photographs, and leaves for nature to slowly reclaim.

Periodically, we come across a bit of assemblage or sculpture on the beach in Fire Island, and it always makes our day. It must be such a pleasure to come upon one of Goldsworthy’s meticulous temporary art installations. They must be incredibly time consuming, but having grown up working on his father’s farm, Goldsworthy is no stranger to hard work.

“A lot of my earth art is like picking potatoes. You have to get into the rhythm of it.”

– Andy Goldsworthy

I’m not sure you can follow the artist anywhere, but other people sure do post plenty of his art!

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Plant propaganda #andygoldsworthy #andygoldsworthyart

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Andy Goldsworthy Environmental Art

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Plant propaganda #andygoldsworthy #andygoldsworthyart

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Andy Goldsworthy A Bolt Of Blue

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Andy Goldsworthy Plant Propaganda

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Melt series #andygoldsworthyart #andygoldsworthy

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Andy Goldsworthy Melt

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Melt series #andygoldsworthy #andygoldsworthyart

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Andy Goldsworthy 🧙‍♂️ #andygoldsworthy

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Andy Goldsworthy Melt

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Twin Peaks #andygoldsworthy

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Sticks and Stones

  1. Like I have said before…You never know where art will take.you.

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  2. Donna has opened my eyes to what is art. I am an old senior citizen and if you wanted to see art you went to an ‘art museum’ to look at it. This is a prime example. Some of them are just outstanding. Thanks for starting my morning with a smile. Hal

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  3. I love everything about his work. Any time I stumble across or am sent an image of one of his pieces, it lifts my spirits.

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  4. I love his work – magical is the perfect description. My younger son and daughter were learning about Andrew Goldsworthy at the same time at different schools. He was in elementary school and she was in high school. We were all so enchanted with his worth that we purchased the documentary Rivers and Tides. I still own it but also found it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WP2AfqyOsI

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