samskivert: Rivers and Tides (3)

26 June 2002

A fascinating look at the work and works of Andy Goldsworthy, a British sculptor who is often described as a “collaborator with nature”. His uncanny ability to improve upon an already beautiful natural setting with sculpture that is both organic and elegant is captured even more dramatically in motion picture than in Goldsworthy’s own photography. Because his work is so ephemeral — delicate sculptures of ice melting as the sun rises over a hill, intricate patchworks of reeds balanced tenuously between branches of a tree — seeing a piece come to life and then rapidly deteriorate conveys a much more profound sense of the fleeting cycles of life which Goldsworthy often tries to capture in his work.

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