Friday, November 02, 2007

Rivers & Tides :: Andy Goldsworthy

Here's something that I don't think a whole lot of people are familiar with... the works of Andy Goldsworthy. Andy Goldsworthy is a Scottish artist who makes sculptures in nature. The incredible thing about his work is that they only live in time, the sculptures are usually destroyed in a matter of hours by the tide, wind, or sun. The two subjects from which he draws his inspiration are the ocean and the river. Thus the name of his documentary, Rivers and Tides. It came on last night and it is unbelievable. Most of his sculptures consist or rocks, wood, leaves, and ice - he spends hours and hours on them only to watch the wind or the ocean tear to them pieces. It is really interesting to see him work and his sculptures are incredibly inspiring. Here is a clip from the documentary and some photographs of his work.

4 Comments:

Anonymous begert said...

That is one of your better posts. Where did you see this documentary, I would like to check it out next time it comes on

10:40 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

I have seen it on Sundance in the past and they just started running it again - I am sure it will come on sometime this week. Program your DVR to grab it.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Sara Eleta said...

Word. I'm a big fan of his. The movie is great. I like sandsculpture for the same reason. Ephemeral art! Somehow it's more magical when it doesn't last. (I've also seen people making espresso art in whipped cream at coffee shops... hahaha. Not the same caliber, but still impressive)

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Wolfgang said...

My class is watching this movie right now and we have yet to finish it. Every day i look forward to 3rd period so i can see what andy has made. He is amazing!!!

6:29 PM  

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