Andy Goldsworthy: natural connections

August 28, 2006 at 9:26 pm 5 comments

British artist Andy Goldsworthy creates site-specific installations in the natural world, using only available materials like ice, leaves, flowers, and stones. The only connective material and adhesives he uses are part of the physical properties inherent in the materials themselves: thorns, frozen ice, water, spit, gravity, etc.

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Images © Andy Goldsworthy
Poppy petals
Early morning, before breeze strengthened
Each petal licked underneath and pressed to another
To make a line about seven feet long
Haarlemmerhout, Holland 27 August 1984, 1984
Four cibachrome photographs (displayed in two artist-constructed frames)
149 x 64 cm and 60.2 x 51 cm

An excellent documentary, “Rivers and Tides,” can be found at the CCA library.


Entry filed under: artist works, construction technique, materials.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Young Anabaptist Radicals  |  February 19, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Andy Goldsworthy

    This week I watched Hotel Rwanda and The Ground Truth. Both films deeply moved me and I highly recommend them to all of you.
    But sometimes I get tired of writing about politics and all that’s broken in the world. So instead I’m writing abou…

    • 2. Amy  |  August 28, 2015 at 6:14 am

      I am trying to replicate red poppy petals for MLA class project. How long did it take for you to string 7 feet?

  • 3. Beth  |  March 8, 2007 at 11:21 am

    i love the art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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